Kids love cookies, especially with a glass of milk. However, most store-bought cookies are made from wheat flour and contain lots and lots of sugar. Unless your child is gluten intolerant, the occasional cookie is no big deal, but there are still lots of things they could eat instead – such as these gluten-free cheesy bread sticks. I’ve found this recipe at the beautiful BBC Good Food blog, and you can check the original recipe here.
Crunchy, tasty, and much lower in sugar than most cookies, this is a good alternative for kids who love cookies.
6 ounces gluten-free flour – I use this one, available at amazon.com
3 ounces butter
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 egg yolk mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons freshly grated hard cheese
2 tablespoons of seeds e.g. poppy seeds or sesame seeds
Put the flour, butter and cayenne pepper into a food processor and blitz into fine breadcrumbs. Gently add the egg and water mixture onto the flour and blitz again until the mixture becomes a dough. Spoon the mixture onto a flour-dusted work surface and knead until it starts to come together in a ball. Add a little more water if the dough feels dry or breaks apart.
Preheat your oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Roll the pastry out into a large oblong, around 8 x 12-inches. Brush the top with beaten egg and cut in half width-ways. Sprinkle one side with cheese and the other side your chosen seeds. Roll very lightly to press the cheese and the seeds into the pastry. Slice each section into 10-15 sticks and arrange on a baking tray. Chill for ten minutes.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool for five minutes before lifting onto a wire rack and leaving to cool completely.
More information, like nutrition information, can be found at the original recipe source here.
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