Edible New Year toasts: Champagne cookies with my new favorite glaze. They are a bit like mini tarts!
½ cup almond flour
⅓ cup rice flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup xylitol or erythritol or coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp vegan butter, melted
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
6 tbsp sparkling wine/champagne OR apple juice
5 tbsp coconut oil, soft, but not totally melted.
2 tbsp coconut syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp beet powder or pomegranate juice
+ ¼ tsp turmeric powder
Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F degrees. Mix flours, sugar and baking soda in a medium bowl. Mix in the melted butter & oil + champagne or juice. The dough should be easily moldable, soft but firm. Let sit for 10 minutes. Form small balls with your hands and press them into cookies onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Press the sides slightly with your fingers to get a nice round shape. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the cookies get a slightly golden color. Cookies should remain quite soft and rich, not go dry and hard. Let cool completely. Prepare the frosting.
Spoon the soft (white & room-temperature, not transparent and liquid) coconut oil into a small bowl. Stir in the syrup & vanilla. Add the colorant from beet powder, pomegranate juice and or turmeric powder. Mix vigorously with a spoon so that you get a nice pink/apricot colored mixture with no lumps. When the cookies are cool, frost them and top for example with shredded coconut or nonpareils. Place into a fridge so that the glaze hardens.