How to Make a Fun Hibiscus Cookie-Video
Anyone who has been around me for any amount of time knows I love the color red. Red and white together make my heart happy especially at Christmas time so when I started planning ‘Christmas in July’ I knew I had to make a set of red and white Christmas cookies. For some reason, all I could think of was Mele Kalikimaka with red Hibiscus cookies. The unique red flower on a white cookie base was just what I had in mind.
The fun carefree look of the hibiscus cookies makes it a great addition to any summer cookie platter. And now we can enjoy it in the middle of winter!
How to Make a Fun Hibiscus Cookie Supply List:
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Flower Cookie Cutter-I used the one by Whisked Away Cutters but Sweet Sugar Belle taught us to use a sand dollar or a Clover. Or you can use a Five Petal Rose Cutter that is made for fondant just make sure your dough is not frozen so it won’t damage the cutter.
White 15 Second Royal Icing
Red 15 Second Royal Icing
Yellow 15 Second Royal Icing
If you need a sugar cookie recipe, click here. If you need a good royal icing recipe click here or here. Or if you would like more information on how to outline and flood a cookie, you can watch this video. If you want to make the Santa Cookie in this set you can find it here in the Mele Kalikimaka Set.
UPDATE: If you want to know what cookies cutters I used for the other cookies in this set I have made a list for you. You don’t have to buy them from places I have linked to, but I wanted to show you which ones I used because people have been asking. Any surfboard, swim trunks, flip flop, or dress cutter will work.
- Flip Flop
- Swim Trunks
- Hula Girl was made with a dress cutter- trim the bottom of the dress to the size you want
- Surf Board
Outline and Flood the Hibiscus Cookies:
- Outline the flower cookie with white icing.
- Flood it and let it dry overnight.
Add the Beautiful Red Royal Icing to the Hibiscus Cookies:
- With the red icing, pipe a flower petal.
- Don’t outline the bottom of the pedal yet.
- Make a smaller petal inside of the petal you just piped closing off the sides of the petal.
- Now flood it.
- Repeat for the next four petals.
- You can make the petals touch or leave a little space in between them because we all know that nature makes things unique and different.
- Now take a look at the large hibiscus flower. Now, look at the smaller ones. Can you see a difference? The smaller ones were made without the second petal piped inside the larger petal so they don’t look like a hibiscus flower. They are cute but are lacking that unique hibiscus look.
Santa Loves Hibiscus Cookies!
- The last thing we’re going to add to the hibiscus cookie is the yellow stem. I have made a little video for ya so you can see this cookie come to life right before your eyes!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Hibiscus Cookies and the Mele Kalikimaka Cookies because I had a blast making them. I hate to move on, but I think you’ll like what’s coming next.
More Cookies for You to Enjoy:
Hibiscus Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
How to Make Pretty Hibiscus Cookies by Glorious Treats
Decorated Hula Girl Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
Sitting Hula Girls Cookies by Semi-Sweet