I’ve decided to make these Christmas tasting cinnamon & maple stars and put them into little clear bags nicely decorated, so I can give them to my friends and family along with their gifts when I meet up with them over the next week.
I was so determined to get them made I was up until after 11pm last night cutting out stars! 150 cinnamon & maple stars I managed to get from this dough mixture I’ve made, that was using quite a small star cutter. Today I’ve put them into little clear cellophane candy bags I got online and tied them with some lovely white ribbon, simple but they look sweet with the decorated stars inside and I’m looking forward to handing them out.
I love maple and cinnamon together and these are like a gingerbread biscuit so definitely morish, there’s quite a few made it into my mouth rather than the gift bags! oops!
125ml maple syrup
1 1/2 cups of coconut flour
1 1/2 cups of rice flour
½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Xanthan gum
1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt
125 g butter
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1) In a bowl cream the butter and sugar, then add the maple syrup and egg and mix till combined.
2) In a separate bowl sift together all the dry ingredients, then add them into the wet ingredients. Mix together and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3) Remove the dough from the fridge and place onto either a floured surface or onto a piece of greaseproof paper and knead lightly before rolling out the dough (about 5mm thickness) and cutting into your star shapes using a star cookie cutter.
4) Bake in 170 degree celsius oven for approx 15 minutes (I had to do mine in batches as my oven wasn’t big enough!). Once baked and you’ve taken them out the oven leave them to cool right down before moving into the chocolate drizzle.
5) Once they are completely cooled, heat a small pan of water on the hob. There only needs to be enough water to cover the base of the bowl you are going to sit in it. Break up your white chocolate into a bowl and sit the bowl in the pot stirring the chocolate until it’s melted.
6) Lay your stars out on a clean surface or on top of some greaseproof paper. Take a fork or spoon, dip it in the white chocolate then move it back and forth above the stars drizzling them with the melted chocolate, you can be as creative as you like!