This is actually an old post that didn't get posted earlier because I had other more pressing seasonal bakes to post first.
Here are some hot-air balloon brown sugar cookies made with Masarang Arenga forest sugar, a lower glycemic index brown sugar.
Preparing to fly away at a party!
I have used this type of sugar for another brown sugar cookie bake. The taste of the cookie made with this type of sugar has a stronger caramel flavour compared to ordinary brown sugar.
This type of sugar contains some vitamins too!
I made my own hot-air balloon template. To do so, you may refer to this post. Please refer to this post for the brown sugar cookie and royal icing recipes. Simply replace regular brown sugar with the Masarang Arenga forest sugar if you happen to have it.
Freshly baked cookies!
Partially iced brown sugar cookies
I have been asked how I get the lines so neat with the royal icing. Always use a toothpick to nudge the icing into areas that can't be reached by the piping bag/tip. Don't be shy to quickly wipe away any mistakes with a damp paper towel too ;).
Do give this cookie recipe a try and it won't disappoint you. My friend who tried it did it successfully and the recipients loved the taste of! My recipients always give rave reviews for the looks and taste too, and ask me to bake for them again!