Classic Cut Out Cookies

These classic cut out cookies with royal icing use Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Raw Cane Sugar and Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Powdered Sugar to create a perfectly delicious palate for your creativity. They can be festively decorated for any occasion all year round, or in honor some of the items found around our family-owned farms!

Prep Time

12 minutes

Bake Time

14 minutes

Yields

24 cookies

Easter Recipes

Bake it Good when you use Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Certified® sugars. Discover our collection of Easter recipes and get inspired by some classics and new favorites.

Ingredients


For the Cookies

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

For the Icing

  • 4 cups Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Meringue powder
  • 1/3 cup Warm water
  • As needed Organic food coloring

Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, with the mixer at medium speed, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla and egg, mix until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Add to butter-sugar mixture. Mix at slow speed until just combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 4

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll the dough about ¼-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.

Step 5

Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing.

Step 6

Prepare the icing. Combine all ingredients together in mixing bowl, except the food coloring.

Step 7

Beat on low speed until combined, then increase speed to medium high and beat for 5 – 8 minutes, adding 2-3 tablespoons more warm water, as needed. Icing should be stiff enough to hold a peak when tested.

Step 8

Add food coloring of your choice, adjusting the amount depending on the intensity of the color you desire. Use this thick icing to outline cookies.

Additional Tips

Use royal icing immediately. If you have left over icing, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

YOU CAN ALSO TRULY NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN THE BAKED GOODS WHEN CHOOSING FLORIDA CRYSTALS® VS. ANOTHER BRAND.

- THE BANANA DIARIES, BRAND PARTNER