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Holiday spiced biscuits

Perfect for the holiday season, and containing a considerable amount of flax seeds, these biscuits provide fiber and good fats. In addition, since the fibers of flax seeds are soluble in nature, these biscuits can help improve digestion.

 

Ingredients

  • 375 ml 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 60 ml 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 10 ml 2 tbsp. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 ml 1 tsp. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ml 1/4 tsp. allspice (or ground nutmeg)
  • 2.5 ml 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 60 ml 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 60 ml 1/4 cup molasses
  • 60 ml 1/4 cup margarine
  • 160 ml 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 ml 2 tbsp. egg white or water

 

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Leave to the side.
  2. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs with the maple syrup, molasses and margarine until the mixture turns white, about 5 minutes.
  3. Gradually incorporate the wet mixture into the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F) then parchment two cookie sheets.
  5. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to about 5 mm (¼ inch) thick. Cut the figures with a cookie cutter, reusing the scraps and place them on the cookie sheets.
  6. For the frosting, combine the sugar with the egg white and transfer the mixture to a small plastic bag. Cut off one of the wedges then decorate the cookies to taste!
  7. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges.

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