The Freshman Cook: Spring Cookie Bouquet / #SundaySupper

Today I am welcoming spring with this colorful Spring Cookie Bouquet! I wanted the bouquet to be colorful and kind of wonky, with a silly and fun design that makes you smile when you see it! There is nothing serious about this Spring Cookie Bouquet!
Spring Cookie Bouquet  

Cookie Dough 

5 cups Flour
3 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoon Almond Extract 

Royal Frosting

3/4 cup Warm Water 
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner’s Sugar Make the cookie dough by mixing together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and airy. Add the eggs and almond extract. You can substitute vanilla instead, if you want. Add the flour mix, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated into the batter.
Place some dough on the center of half a piece of parchment paper. Fold the paper over it and start rolling the paper, which means also rolling the dough, to a 1/4″ thickness.  Do this with all of your dough. With this recipe, you will end up with 5-6 pieces of parchment paper filled with dough. Stack all the pieces on a half sheet pan, cover with plastic, and refrigerate. It will take about 30 minutes for the dough to chill.
Take the dough out, 1 piece at a time and cut out the cookies. Re roll unused dough and refrigerate again.
Cut out a small piece of cookie dough. Place the stick on the back of the cookie, and cover it with the dough. Turn cookie for baking.
It will look nice and smooth after baking, and the stick will be secure.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Mix frosting  by pouring the water and the meringue powder in to a large bowl you can mix in. Whisk together until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and whisk again. Pour all the sugar in at one time. Mix on low for 10 minutes. The frosting will get thick and creamy. Cover so it will not become dry. Tint with colors in separate bowls.

Fill decorating bags with desired colors. Use a #2 tip for outlining.

Outline flowers.

Fill in and decorate cookies. Let dry 24-48 hours.

Enjoy your Spring cookie Bouquet!

Thanks for joining me today! 

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Thank you to Renee from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures for hosting today!

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