Surprisingly, or not surprisingly, let's be real, these are not my first batch of underwear themed cookies! Whether or not you like word "panties," these cookies are fun and perfect for any bachelorette party or gathering of ladies looking for a fun night! Considering it's been a looooong time since making decorated sugar cookies, these did not turn out too bad and they most definitely renewed my interest in the hobby!
When your best friend is getting married, there is not much to do besides throw a panty-themed bachelorette party, there were literally hanging from the curtains! Trust, it's not nearly as scandalous as it sounds... We had a fantastic weekend in Chicago with great food, laughs, massages, and of course, all the sparkling wine. I cannot believe Lynn is getting married in less than a week and it was a honor to celebrate her last few days as a single lady for a weekend!
The cookies are the simplest of cut-out sugar cookies and full of flavor from all the vanilla extract. The royal icing keeps the cookies fresh and makes them look adorable. Whether for a bachelorette party or other special occasion, decorated cookies always seem to elevate the occasion!
Panty Sugar Cookies
Yield - 18 3-4 inch cookies
3 cups flour + more for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold & in cubes
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons meringue powder
scant 1/2 cup water
1 pound powdered sugar
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pink and yellow food coloring (or colors of your choice)
Cookies - Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together on parchment paper. Set aside.
To the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment add the butter and sugar. Cream together. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until creamy.
Add the flour mixture to the butter and mix until crumbly.
Turn the dough on a floured surface and knead until the dough comes together.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 3/8” thick. Use a large heart (with the tip cut off) or a boob cookie cutter to cut out your butts.
Place the cut dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies just begin to brown. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Royal icing - Combine the meringue powder with water in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and mix until foamy.
Sift the powdered sugar and add to the mixer. Mix on low until incorporated. Add the corn syrup and vanilla extract.
Beat the mixture on medium-high for 5 minutes until the mixture reaches stiff peaks. Add a squirt of white food coloring and mix again.
Separate the icing into the two bowls. Add pink to one and yellow to another until the desired shade has been reached.
Thin with a little water until you reach the consistency of peanut butter, this is for outlining. Add the desired amount to piping bags with a number 2 tip.
Thin the remaining icing until the consistency of syrup for filling. When you drop a ribbon of icing back in the bowl it should disappear in 10 seconds.
Add to a piping bag with a large opening.
Outline and decorate cookies as desired.