Cookie swap ideas with Amanda Wilbanks from Southern Baked

If you are looking for a cookie recipe to take your next cookie swap or holiday party, listen up!  Amanda Wilbanks stops by from Southern Baked Pie Company with a Christmas Cookie with Royal Icing recipe. 

For more information on Southern Baked Pie Company click here.  For today's recipe, see below.   

Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing  
Recipe by Amanda Wilbanks of Southern Baked Pie and author of Southern Baked: Celebrate Life with Pie)

Makes 2 Dozen Cookies

  • 2 recipes SB Pie Dough (see attached document for this) 
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (1 pound) box powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Roll out dough into 2 (12-inch) circles. Cut out desired shapes with holiday cookie cutters. Place cookies on baking sheet. Prick each cookie with the tines of a fork and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Using a standing mixer, beat egg whites with whisk attachment until frothy. Reduce speed and gradually add in the sugar. Once well-combined, turn mixer up to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Add food coloring to icing if desired. 

Place icing in piping bags and decorate cookies, allowing 1 hour for icing to set up.