Bake a Bit of Romantic Hollywood With Sweet Swan Cookies
The iconic Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles is known for its A-list guests including Marilyn Monroe, Jessica Alba, and Reese Witherspoon and for its stunning swan lake that inspired its iced swan cookies. The hotel always sends its guests home with one, but we have the recipe so you can enjoy a bit of romantic Hollywood at home. We’re thinking it’s just the project to take on this Valentine’s Day weekend with loved ones. From Hotel Bel-Air Sugar Cut-Out Cookies Ingredients2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup unsalted butter, cold 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Royal icing, for decorating Sanding sugar, for decorating Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift flour, baking powder, and sea salt together. Set aside. Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream cold butter and sugar together on medium speed until smooth and light in color. This mixture should appear “fluffy”. Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula. Continue to mix butter and sugar for 30 seconds, add eggs and vanilla extract and cream for an additional 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula. With mixer on low speed gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until dough just comes together. Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead gently to completely combine the dough. Flatten into a round parcel and wrap with cling film. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and roll dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and bake for 12 – 15 minutes based on the size of the cookie cut outs. Allow to cool before decorating with royal icing and sanding sugar. Information Category Cookies, Desserts Cuisine North American Yield 18 large cookies print recipe
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