Christmas Candy Men

Published on Sunday 23rd December 2012 by DJ Kirkby

Here is one of my easy gluten free recipes for you all which also works well using flour containing gluten:

Set oven to 150 degrees (130 if fan assisted, gas mark 2)


  • 125 g very dairy free margarine
  • 125 g brown caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp plant milk
  • 175 g of gluten free (or regular) self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 50 g crushed candy cane (approx 3 regular sized canes)


  1. Cream together the margarine and sugar
  2. Beat in the milk
  3. Add flour and spices and mix until you have a stiff dough
  4. Put the candy canes into a double carrier bag
  5. Bash bagged candy canes on hard surface until broken into a mix of  powder and small chunks
  6. Add the candy cane pieces to the dough and mix until combined
  7. Press or roll dough out on a floured surface until it is a uniform thickness
  8. Cut out shapes or roll into small balls and flatten with a fork
  9. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes on a cookie tray
  10. Cool completely before removing from cookie tray

Merry Christmas everyone!

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