Friday, 14 October 2016

Wall E and Eve Brown Sugar Cookies (made with diabetic-friendly natural sugar!)

A lovely couple requested for Wall E and Eve Brown sugar cookies as their wedding gift for their relatives. I took the chance to experiment with a lower glycemic index brown sugar and reduced the amount of sugar used slightly as less sugar was requested.

Looking sweet as a pair :)

I was window shopping one day at Naise and their interesting range of food products caught my attention. The item that intrigued me most was the Masarang arenga forest sugar. It is a type of palm sugar that has a wonderful caramel flavour that is similar to brown sugar but with so much more health benefits. The benefits include additional vitamins and being more diabetic-friendly.

You may refer to this post for the original brown sugar cookie recipe and royal icing recipe. I modified the original cookie recipe slightly by reducing the sugar content by about 10g. I made my own cookie templates since I don't have the cookie cutters for these characters.

1 large egg (55-57g without shell, 65g with shell)
96g golden syrup
2.5 tsp vanilla bean paste
130g unsalted butter
160g Masarang Arenga forest sugar
406g plain flour
1 and 1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Bake at 170°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown and firm.

Here are some pictures to share the process of making the cookies...

Freshly baked cookies!

Outlining Wall E with edible marker

Day 1 of intensive icing!

Day 2 of icing!

All packed!

These cookies indeed have a wonderful caramel flavour! It's great knowing that the cookies taste good and they are better for health too!

With love,
Phay Shing

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