I have to start out by saying, this is not a paleo cookie recipe, it is a gluten free, dairy free cookie recipe.
I myself do not have an issue with eating organic sugars or rice flour every once in awhile, sense i’m not allergic, plus it makes baking much easier during the holiday’s.
This recipe is a family sugar cookie recipe that I altered to be gluten and dairy free and it is much easier these days to convert a recipe to gluten free and dairy free, because of the many different types of gluten free flours available.
Now speaking of ingredients coconut sugar is one of my favorite sugars other than honey and maple syrup.
It’s a wonderful option instead of regular refined or cane sugar, its a healthier sweetener option because of its relatively low glycemic index of 35. It is higher in minerals than refined cane sugar and also contains some inulin, a starchy prebiotic fiber and small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids.
But just like any other sugar though I think it’s better to just eat it on special occasions.
Normally royal icing sugar cookies are decorated by piping them, but sense i’m not much for piping and I love to paint I decided to hand paint my cookies with some lovely designs.
To make the paint I use a mixture of food color paste and rum to get the right paint consistency and then I use brand new synthetic paint brushes that I keep only for my edible paints to paint on the designs.
I also normally flood the cookies with the flood consistency royal icing in a piping bag as well.
But it takes quite a long time and steady hands to do this, so I decided to try dipping my cookies in the icing and I was very surprised at how much faster it was and the icing goes completely to the rim of the cookie making a very nice presentation.
Here I have done a fun little video of me hand painting a couple of the cookies I made.