My goodness, cookie decorating is not a skill of mine. (You may recall my Christmas cookies that look like they were made by a 6 year old.) But I couldn’t pass up the chance to try a new sweetener option available for baking. In the Raw brand (as in Sugar in the Raw), sent the attendees of the upcoming Eat Write Retreat conference a bag of their new Monk Fruit in the Raw, a zero calorie sweetener that can be used scoop for scoop like normal sugar in baking applications. (It weighs considerably less so if you’re used to weighing ingredients, that would not work with this ingredient.)
In the Raw also sent a top secret sugar cookie recipe and asked us to bake, decorate, and try these cookies. I figured no matter how they looked, I still got to eat sugar cookies! So… here’s my “decorating”.
I went with making margarita cookies because I can’t get summer out of my mind. I am willing summer to be here! I added a little bit of fresh lime juice to the green icing to give a little margarita taste to the cookies.
I also topped them off with some nonpareils to the top to look like salt!
So… my icing skills aren’t there yet. BUT if you close your eyes and eat them, they taste just as good as a nicely decorated cookie!