October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is very important to me not only because I am a woman, but also because breast cancer runs in my family. Since I am all about baking I thought it would be great to make some Homemade Pink Ribbon Cookies in honor of all the woman that have battled breast cancer. I also thought it would be great to share that recipe with you!
Supplies Needed to Make Homemade Pink Ribbon Cookies:
- 2 1/2 Cups of Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 1/2 Cups Powder Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Cup Softened Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
- Ribbon Cookie Cutter
- Parchment Paper (not wax paper)
For Royal Icing:
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Powder Sugar (aka confectioners sugar)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Pink Gel Food Coloring
- Icing Bag
- #2 Icing Tip
How to Make Homemade Pink Ribbon Cookies:
- Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl until well combined.
- In another small bowl add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Gradually pour in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until well combined.
- Once all ingredients are mixed form the dough in a ball. Note: if still sticky add in a half cup of flour and mix until a firm ball of dough forms. Then place dough into a ziplock bag or in a bowl with foil to place on top.
- Place in fridge for 2 hours so that the dough can rise. Note: It won’t double in size like bread dough.
- Pull dough out of fridge and let it sit on the counter for 1 hour to reach room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll dough out and use the ribbon cutter to cut out the cookie shape.
- Place the cookie on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before icing.
- Separate the egg yolk from the whites (you can also just buy egg whites). Then put the egg whites into a mixing bowl.
- Add the sugar, cream of tartar and vanilla extract to the egg whites.
- Beat mixture on medium speed for 6 minutes. Note: If the icing has a yellow color and looks like soup add in more powder sugar (about 1 cup).
- Once the icing is done, pour it into a container that has a lid to it.
- Divide the icing into 2 bowls. Put the white icing into the first bowl.
- Add in a few drops of pink coloring into the second bowl and mix until combined.
- Scoop a small amount of the icing colors into 2 different piping bags that have a #2 icing tip on the bottom.
- Outline each color in either the pink or white icing. Allow a few seconds to dry before filling them in with more icing.
- Squeeze out the majority of the remaining icing into a bowl.
- Add in 1-3 tablespoons of water to thin the icing out. You want it to be a medium consistency (not too thick or runny). If it is soup like, add in 1/4 cup of powder sugar to thicken it.
- Spoon some of the thinner icing onto the ribbon cookie (the icing should match the outline color) then using a butter knife spread the icing throughout the cookie.
- Using the opposite icing color remaining in the piping bag dot a small amount of the icing and using a toothpick dipped into that dot to drag it out to look like a heart.
- Allow the iced cookies to dry for 5-10 hours before serving or wrapping to gift.
These would be great to make for a bake sale to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation to help someone raise money for a mammogram.