Homemade Pie Dough Cookies with Rose Petals
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and today I have one of the prettiest and sweetest homemade gifts you can present to your mother. I used this Pie Dough Cookies with Royal Icing recipe from Hallmark Channel’s recent episode of Home & Family, and it is wonderful for two reasons: 1) most of the items for the cookie dough and royal icing you probably already have in your pantry 2) the cookie itself is essentially a pie dough crust and so it isn’t too sweet, but you can add as much sweetness as you would like with the royal icing topping.
As you probably know from my crafting DIYs, I’m not too exact with my measurements and I like to experiment (“wing it”) with my projects. There is no “winging” it with baking as you have to follow the recipe exactly to ensure everything sets and bakes properly. That said I am not the best baker. This was a wonderful recipe because it was very easy to follow and the end result was great the several times I made it.
I took the Home & Family recipe and added a sophisticated twist by using rose petals from my garden to decorate the cookies. I think the result is sweet, yet sophisticated. Perfect for your mother this Mother’s Day, or an upcoming Spring brunch! I actually gifted my mother the cookies from this post, and she loved them!
You can also use whatever edible flower you have on hand. However, be sure to do your research about the flower and where it came from. I would suggest getting a flower from 1) your garden, 2)local farmer’s market 3) florist that you know doesn’t use chemicals or pesticides since you will eat these flowers. You can also use fresh flowers, dried flowers, or pressed flowers as long as they are chemical free and edible.
Follow along below to see how I embellished these sweet Mother’s Day Pie Dough Cookies.
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Step 1: Use the Pie Dough Cookies with Royal Icing recipe by Amanda Dalton Wilbanks from Hallmark Channel to create your one-of-a-kind cookie.
*Just like Amanda states, keep all the ingredients very cold. When you do form the dough into a ball don’t touch the dough too much so the butter and other ingredients don’t melt and get warm.
Step 2: As your dough cools for atleast two hours in the refrigerator, prep your toppings.
I picked three roses in different shades from my garden. Then, with my fingers I removed the petals from the rose stems.
*Avoid the white part of the flower when using the petals since it can be bitter.
For the smaller rose blooms, I used the whole petal on top of the cookie. For the larger petals I tore the petals into varying sizes to lay on top of the cookie.
Step 3: Once your dough has chilled in the refrigerator for atleast two hours, place it in between two pieces of parchment paper and start to roll it out with a rolling pin.
*I thought this hack of using two pieces of parchment paper instead of directly rolling the dough on the surface was genius. You avoid using too much flour (which can lead to dry cookies), and it was so much cleaner!
Step 4: Once you reach the desired thickness with your dough, use your favorite cookie cutter to create your cookie shapes.
*My children enjoyed decorating their own cookies with the donut hole cookies while I was decorating the larger circle cookies.
Step 5: Gently prick the cookie dough with the fork tines, then add the cookies to a preheated 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes.
Step 6: After your cookies have baked for 15 minutes and they are golden brown remove them from the oven and set them out to cool.
*As you can see I didn’t add any food coloring to my royal icing since I wanted it to be off-white/transparent for the rose petals to adhere to.
A little bit goes a long way with the royal icing.
If your royal icing comes out too uneven or clumpy, you can wet your finger or use a spoon to even out the royal icing. However, don’t stress too much about making it perfect since the rose petals will cover most of the icing.
Step 9: Before the royal icing sets, gently press the rose petals and rose petal pieces into the icing.
Step 10: To add a little extra sparkle and texture, I topped the cookies with some coarse sugar.
Allow the icing about 1 hour to set, then enjoy!
I would recommend eating these cookies the day you make them or the next day. The rose petals will start to brown if you wait too long to eat them.
I hope you enjoy making your own homemade pie dough cookies with rose petals for your loved ones this Mother’s Day season! Happy Baking!