Speziati Christmas sticks

Inserted by Rosa Rizzo the

Ingredients for about 10 biscuits

150 gr Mulino Marello full rice flour

100 gr Molino Marello buckwheat buckwheat

30 gr Tapioca flour

About 100 ml rice drink

40 ml rice oil

1 tablespoon of almond butter (optional)

1 tablespoon of coconut sugar

1 tablespoon of cocoa

half a teaspoon of bicarbonate

Cinnamon powder to taste

Ginger powder to taste


Knead the flours, baking soda and coconut sugar together. Add the oil, vegetable drink and almond butter. You have to get a hand -for -working dough. Divide the dough in half. On one add the cocoa and cinnamon and knead well, on the other add only a little ginger. Form pasta rolls, intertwined and give the classic shape of the Christmas stick.

Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.


I am sure that the acquaintance, the Christmas sticks only those white and red sugar cakes, i Candy Canes, typical of the American holidays. For several years now they have also been widespread by us and can be prepared in the form of nice biscuits.

It seems that these cheerful sweets were born causally in Germany, by a singing teacher who could not keep the children of his choir at bay during the religious function. He decided to keep them good with sweets, but since in church we could not give candies, gave them the particular stick shape, so it could not be accused of giving candies to children! The Christmas sticks then arrived in America through a German migrant who used them to decorate the tree. Liked and as always America does, a businness was born!

The recipe that I have chosen to offer you for these holidays are just Christmas stick biscuits, made in a genuine way with gluten -free flours rich in fiber, without butter and without the important quantity of sugar usually added. I preferred to customize these biscuits with spices, because for me, at Christmas, desserts must perfume in cinnamon and leave a delicate spicy flavor in the mouth!

These biscuits are therefore lent to be eaten without sins of throat, to be enjoyed at any time of the day, accompanied by tea, herbal teas and mulled wine.

The classic stick shape allows us to add a ribbon and hang the biscuits on the tree, but we can use them as a placeholder above the plate at the Christmas dinner or as a gift, perhaps inside a well -encouraged jar, for friends and relatives.

Recipe by Dr. Isabella Vendrame, Psychologist Food Coach, www.isabellavendrame.com

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