Easter Pie Cookies with Royal Icing
Did you know Southern Baked Pie Dough is amazing in the form of a cookie? The flaky texture combined with the slightly sweet and saltiness yields a kid - and adult - friendly treat. I love to gather the kids in the kitchen for a little cookie-making time on Easter weekend. As we work together cutting out shapes in the dough, this gives me the opportunity to explain the true meaning of Easter.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rolle out dough into 2 (12-inch) circles. Cut out desired shapes with Easter 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 stand 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.
Makes: 2 Dozen Cookies
Pairs well with: Chicken Pot Pie or Pot Roast Pie.
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