With Halloween around the corner this is a yummy healthy recipe for the kids. I did not make these. This recipe is from my very good friend! Thank you for letting me share!
Just look how gorgeous they are! And so very tasty!
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine/butter
1 tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup ground sunflower seeds (calls for nuts, but this is nut free for school)
Beat together sugar and margarine/butter. Add water, vanilla and egg, beat well.
Mix together dry ingredients, and add to wet. Don't over mix. Divide into 4 balls, cover and place in fridge for 45 minutes. Can wrap in wax paper and leave for a couple of days at this point. Preheat oven to 375F. Roll out balls, and cut with cookie cutters of choice (we chose halloweeen theme, but this is a good holiday one too). Place on sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool a couple of minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Prepare icing in the mean time.
3 large dried prunes (could use figs)
1/4 cup boiled water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 cup apple juice (to the consistency you like)
Place prunes in small bowl, and cover with boiled water. Steep for 20 minutes. In a blender or mini food processor. Process the prunes and water, then add brown sugar and spices, till smooth. Mix powdered sugar in 1/2 cup at a time. Then add enough apple juice to your liking. Spread onto cooled cookies and top with sprinkles (if you like them). Hopefully a little healthier than royal icing!
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