How cute are these flamingo and ice cream cone cut out cookies. This is a fail proof cut out cookie recipe and a delicious icing made with all natural flavors and food coloring.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Cut Out Cookies

These Summery Cut Out Cookies are topped with a fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Royal Icing that gives the cookies a real fruit flavor. 
Prep Time17 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 stick butter, 4 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 egg*
  • 1 tablespoons milk or almond milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Strawberry Rhubarb Royal Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry rhubarb jam
  • 2 tablespoons milk or almond milk
  • 1 pinch beet powder*
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Sift together the dry ingredients.
  • In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; add the 1/2 egg, milk, and almond extract and beat well. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix just until blended. 
  • Wrap and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree and prepared a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • On a lightly floured board, roll out one third of the dough at a time (keeping the rest in the fridge). Roll to about 1/4 to 1/6 inch thick and cut out with cookie cutters. 
  • Put shapes on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 6-8 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. (Keep remaining cut out cookies in the freezer on a lined baking sheet until the first batch comes out). Let cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to racks to cool completely before icing.  

Strawberry Rhubarb Royal Icing

  • In a small bowl wish together the icing ingredients adding more sugar or more milk to reach desired consistency.  The icing should be a little thicker than heavy cream. 
  • Spoon out the icing over the cooled cookies, spreading with the back of your spoon. Let dry completely then store in an air tight container (if layering, use parchment paper in between layers). 

Notes

You can find beet powder in health food stores.  It comes in a small packet and is most commonly used as a supplement but works great to naturally die foods pink.
For the 1/2 egg whisk 1 whole egg then use 1/2 of it for the recipe.