We even saw a slouth! (haha, the are so cute! and Kristen Bell would be proud)
After 4 hours of bird shows, sight seeing, and animal viewing, we went to our favorite spot for lunch- Howley's Diner. Its an upscale local trendy diner in the heart of west palm beach that has been around for over a century. We love that place and are NEVER disappointed!
Today, I decided to do some Valentines baking for tomorrow night. Bryan is taking me to dinner at Cheesecake Factory and I decided to out together a little care package for him ;-)
I found a few recipes for vegan, gluten-free sugar cookies so I combined a few inspirations and came up with the following delicious recipe:
|Butterscotch Iced Gluten-free Sugar Cookies!|
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3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 + 1/8 cup organic sugar
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup banana
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat wet ingredients with an electric mixer until mixture is light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients.
Chill 1 hour
Roll dough, cut into heart shapes, no more than 1/2-inch thick. Decorate as desired by following one of the tips below or by using a tooth-pick, fork or other kitchen tool to create a design.
Bake 15-16 minutes or until edges turn brown. Cool 5 minutes and remove.
Decorating tips:(via cooks.com)
You can create a design on top of the cookies using white or colored candy sprinkles. Or you could crimp the edges of heart, making a design using the tines of fork, or a knife, spatula or spoon. Sprinkle baked cookies with powdered sugar.
If you are an experienced baker, you may want to paint a design with a simple egg-yolk paint. Separate an egg; put the egg yolk in a small bowl and mix with 1/2 teaspoon water and enough red food coloring to make the desired sired shade of red. Using a clean paint brush, paint a design on cookie using the colored yolk. Or place a small doily on cookie and, using a clean, stiff brush, work the egg paint through the cutouts and create a lacy effect. Remember that this is all done before the cookies are baked.