Iced Chocolate Biscuits

225g gluten-free flour 
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
100g caster sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sieved
100g dairy-free margarine
5 tablespoons dairy-free milk
few drops vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Chocolate Glace Icing:
100g icing sugar, sieved
1 tablespoon warm water
25g cocoa powder

What to do
Preheat your oven to 190'C / 350'F / Gas Mark 5.  Lightly oil 2 baking trays.

Sift the gluten-free flour, gluten-free baking powder, and xanthan gum together, then rub in the dairy-free margarine.

Add the milk, vanilla extract and mix well with a metal knife.  Bring the mixture together with your hands and knead lightly on a floured surface for 1 minute.

Roll the biscuit dough out to 0.5 cm thick, then using a 7.5 cm round cutter, cut 20 biscuits.

Place each biscuit onto the prepared baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Cool on a wire cooling rack.

To make the glace icing: Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder in to a bowl, gradually add the water and stir well until smooth.

Use straight away to decorate the cooled chocolate biscuits.