Hellooo! Is this thing on? Hello?
Well, here we are again. One year later. It’s time for me to face the facts that maybe regular blogging just isn’t my jam… but I still love to share jam recipes? At least once in a blue moon! To be fair, the keto diet has put a bit of a damper on my baking conquests. Despite the diet being great for my waste line, protein powder pancakes just don’t seem blog worthy, or all that tasty for that matter.
After a couple months of what seemed like non-stop rain in Orange County, my oven and baking kit were calling my name so that brings us here. Strawberry Dream Cloud Cookies. I literally dreamed of these sweet little babies and had to put my imagination to work.
These cookies are perfectly soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside and coated in a magnificent coat of strawberry flavored royal icing. This is the cookie my 6 year old self would’ve killed for. Killed is a strong word… napped for? I hated taking naps but I would’ve done it to get one of these.
Overall this is a pretty simple recipe - your basic sugar cookie and royal icing but the SpRInKLeS! A little sparkle and shine put them over the top. Who doesn’t love a good sprinkle?! The crunch even adds another dimension to these strawberry-Poptart flavored treats!
Now whether you have kids or just want to experience childhood on your tastebuds, this is the perfect recipe to whip up on a rainy day. Sweet dreams!
recipe via Sweetapolita
2 large egg whites, pasteurized
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp strawberry extract
1/8 tsp Americolor Pink gel
Sweetapolita sprinkles and edible glitter optional!
In a large stand mixer, whisk the egg whites until they start to foam (about 30 seconds to a minute). Gradually add in confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time, at a low speed, until a smooth consistency is formed. Add in strawberry extract and a small amount of pink food coloring until desired color is reached.
Immediately put royal icing in piping bag and cut very narrow opening. Pipe outer edges on all cookies and let dry for a few minutes. Fill in cookies with remaining icing, one at a time. *My icing was a little two thick so I didn’t get peak glossy/smoothness on my cookies. Decorate with whatever sprinkles you have on hand and enjoy!