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
Hi. Beautiful cookies. May I ask how you get such a gorgeous red color icing? I use Americolor and it still doesn’t come out that great. I have to use so much it changes the consistency of my icing. Thanks so much for your help. Your site is just amazing. 🙂
I use Americolor red and Wilton No-Taste Red. I usually make my icing thick and get it the color I want before I add water to get the right consistency. 😉
Thank you. I will try that next time.
Another quick question, does your icing dry rock hard? (when biting into it)
It does get good and firm but it isn’t rock hard and that has a lot to do with the humidity where you live. If you live in a really dry zone you may get different results than I get living in a humid climate. Royal icing is very unpredictable until you learn how it will behave in your area.
Wish I could help more. 😉
I love how the hibiscus turned out but the whole set is just adorable!
Thanks Ann! 😉
I was just looking at the kilikimaka cookies and wondering how you made the flowers – thanks for the how to! Can’t wait to see what your doing next!
Love this set, Lisa, they’re adorable!
SO pretty! Love them. 😉
Can decorated cookies be frozen???
I want to make some for an occasion but will not be in town until the day before the event.
I enjoy your blog and videos so much.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!
I have never tried to freeze them but Bridget at Bake at 350 has a great post here: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2012/05/yes-you-can-freeze-decorated.html
LOVE these cookies! Can you please tell me how you made the half-dressed Santa cookies? Is there a page on your blog that covers them? I would love to make these if possible. Thanks a bundle! Georgina
You can find the tutorial for the Santa in the Mele Kalikimaka Cookie set here: http://thebearfootbaker.com/2015/07/mele-kalikimaka-cookies/
Be careful when you make him! You will bust out singing Christmas songs and start laughing for no reason! LOL
I would love to know what cutters you used for the swim trunks, flip flops, surf board and hula girl….
I added a list of the cutters with links under the supply list. Let me know if you need anything else. 😉