Get everyone to give you a hand making these festive nibbles. Kids will have great fun decorating them, and if you wrap them in pretty paper with ribbons, they'll make perfect gifts to share with friends and family.
Prep. time: Ready in about 30 minutes (plus chilling and cooling)
Total time: Less than 30 Minutes
Syns per serving: 1½
57g self-raising flour
113g plain flour
42g low-fat baking margarine
100g vanilla Müllerlight yogurt
4 tbsp artificial sweetener
6 drops almond essence
Low calorie cooking spray
Sift the flours into a bowl and rub in the margarine with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the yogurt, sweetener and almond essence and knead until the mixture forms a soft dough (add more flour if too sticky or more yogurt if too dry). Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill overnight in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and roll out to the thickness of a pound coin. Using a small, star shaped cookie cutter (or any other shape) cut into 24 cookies. Carefully place the cookies on the baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly risen and browned.
Remove the cookies from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Let the children help to decorate the cookies with brightly coloured decorations (1 Syn per tbsp).