This is my preferred roll out cookie recipe when decorating with royal icing. This orange vanilla spice cookie* is slightly chewy on the inside with crispy edges, keeps its shape while baking, and tastes great. It contains orange zest, vanilla bean and cardamom to give the cookies a unique flavor. It also contains agave syrup, which helps to keep them soft. Agave syrup browns more quickly than sugar, so keep that in mind when baking. This recipe is ideal for making cookies that will be decorated with royal icing. You can omit the orange zest and cardamom from the recipe for a plain cookie, or try different flavors such as almond extract and lemon zest.
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*For a plain cookie, omit the orange zest and cardamom. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other flavors! Try a combination of almond extract and lemon zest for a twist on this recipe.
Use this icing recipe to make perfectly smooth iced cookies and to make beautiful decorations such as brush embroidered flowers and bead borders.
DISCLAIMER: The outcome of these recipes can be affected by many factors including but not limited to weather, altitude, variations in baking equipment and tools, as well as brand of ingredients used. It is recommended that you make a test batch and make the appropriate adjustments BEFORE making cookies for a special occasion or for a customer. This is a recipe that is used on a regular basis at SweetAmbs with fantastic results, but that does not mean that it will be right for everyone. Please read this post for more information on making cookie dough.