Monday, July 5, 2010

Palmetto Cookies with Royal Icing

After learning that one of our coworkers was leaving Augusta to move to Charleston last week, we decided to throw her a little farewell party last night. The theme was the lowcountry, of course, and I was so excited that I had a chance to use my new palmetto and crescent moon cookie cutter.
I used store bought cookie dough, since I was a little pressed for time and put it in the freezer ahead of time to make it easier to roll out and cut cookies and once they were baked and cooled I iced them with royal icing.
Here's the recipe I used, it's super easy!
Royal Icing:
2 large egg whites
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
3 cups of sifted confectioners sugar
Combine egg whites and lemon juice with blender. Slowly add sifted sugar and mix until icing thickens. Mine turned out a little thick at first so I added a few teaspoons of warm water to soften it up a bit.
This was my first time icing cookies with homemade royal icing and although I need to work on my technique a little bit the icing tasted delicious and I think the final product turned out pretty cute!
Now I'm on the hunt for a South Carolina shaped cookie cutter. Wouldn't those two be so cute paired together?


  1. Those are ADORABLE! Where did you get the cookie cutter?

  2. Just found your blog through Mrs. Smith! It's darling! Excited to be following and looking forward to reading your posts! Those cookies are DARLING! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Will be adding to my collection! ;) xo

  3. Kathryn, I found the cookie cutter at the JL Columbia Holiday Market last year. I think it came from the SC State Museum's booth.
    I found some state shaped cookie cutters online so that might be my next adventure!

  4. Oh my God, I *love* those cookie cutters. I have to find some! You mentioned state shaped cookie cutters, and those sound awesome too. They'd make neat gifts :)