In The Netherlands Sinterklaas visits the children on December 5th accompanied by his faithful helper Black Peter. The pepernoten are thrown to the children through the open door before the arrival of SinterKlaas.
This recipe is quite hard/crunchy. Do not bake too long or they will get harder.
Easy Gluten Free Pepernoten
1 cup Rogers Golden syrup (or pancake syrup, or corn syrup)
1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup millet flour (or chickpea)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon nutmeg powder
1//4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Warm the syrup. Add the sugar to the syrup. Stir. Cool . Add the oil to the syrup. Stir. Mix the dry ingredients together in separate bowl . Add the dry mixture and stir with wooden spoon or hands until smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Flour your counter top with sweet rice flour. Form into marble sized balls. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. The cookies will be hard.
**Dairy and Egg free.