How to Make a Hibiscus Cookie

Hibiscus Flower Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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The perfect summer cookie for a Luau, Hawaiian, or Pool Party! Watch how to make this Hibiscus cookie step by step using royal icing!

I love this size of this cutter - a perfect accent cookie!

Check the video for a step-by-step look at how to make these cookies! Also, see below for BONUS Luau inspiration below!

Cookie Yield

These are medium sized cookies (about 3.5"). For a single batch of dough, you can make about 22-24 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).


These ice cream cookies have 6 icing colors, using 7 gels. I use the Rose Pink + the Fuchsia to make the vibrant pink color! When making each color, l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

If you're making a full batch of these cookies, here is a breakdown of the icing by ounce:

18 oz Bright White (1 oz pipe and 17 oz flood)
3 oz Rose Pink + Burgundy (20 sec icing)
3 oz Purple (20 sec icing)
3 oz Turquoise (20 sec icing)
3 oz Peach (20 sec icing)
1 oz Lemon Yellow (1 oz pipe only)


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.   

Recreate these!

I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies!

Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!

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Happy Decorating!


A colorful Luau cookie set. See all that hibiscus pattern in the shirt and surfboard? So much fun!

More fun Hawaiian shirts!


And one last cute cookie (I made this in 2010!!) A cute lei cookie...