You can tell a lot about a person just by the bumper stickers they put on their car.
Some people will go so far as to not only let you know who they support in the presidential elections, but also what religion they are, what sports teams they root for, where they've traveled in the world, and even their sexual preference.
I, personally, am not one to divulge anything about myself without being asked (and even then I'm hesitant), but if I were to have any insignia adorning my vehicle, it would probably read 'Kiss the Cook' or 'I Love Food' or 'I'm Only Speeding Because I'm Really Hungry'.
While my thoughts generally revolve around food during the daylight hours, I've definitely been known to be struck with recipe inspiration in the wee hours of the night, hence this little ditty.
I knew I wanted a healthy frosting for my Low Sugar Sugar Cookies that my family could eat and that would be thick enough for my girls to use to decorate the cookies. Basically, I wanted the love child of Pillsbury and Dr. Oz.
Sugar-Free Vanilla Frosting (Vegan)
- 1 c. cannellini beans
- 4 T. xylitol measured then ground into a powder
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/8 t. sea salt
- 1 T. oil I use grapeseed
- 1/8 t. almond extract optional
- Process everything until smooth and well combined.
- Place the frosting into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set.
- Use as desired.
Low fat, low carb, NO SUGAR, and low Weight Watchers points...
The consistency of this allowed my daughters the fun of spreading and sprinkling, which is exactly what I wanted for them. They also really enjoyed the taste, and by using xylitol (which I don't often use), there are ZERO sugar grams in the entire recipe.
You can also color the frosting by using natural foods like beets or pomegranate juice for pink/red, chlorophyll for green, or blueberry juice for blue/purple.
Though I've been put off by xylitol in the past, after doing a bit of research, I feel that it is safe in small amounts. I only buy the brand that is derived from birch bark, as I want to avoid any possible GMOs in the corn variety.
If you prefer to stay away from the sweetener, you can use any other natural granulated sugar. 🙂
Do you use xylitol? Are you a fan of bumper stickers? What is your favorite way to decorate Christmas cookies?