Prepare the White sugar cookies : Add butter and sugar to your stand mixer. Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed. Do not over-mix.
Add vanilla , one beaten egg and mix until completely incorporated.
Add Baking Powder to the flour and mix.
Add the flour to butter egg mixture, one cup at a time and mix.
Do not chill the dough, the cookies will bake better if the dough is at room temperature.
Roll a handful of the dough out on a prepared surface until it’s about 3/8″ thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake.
Remove and cool over wire rack.
Prepare the Royal icing : Add egg whites, icing sugar, strawberry extract to your stand mixer.
Whisk on low speed until everything is combined.
Increase the speed to high and whisk for a minute until white glue is formed.
Add the pink gel colour and whisk to incorporate.
Pipe the prepared royal icing over the sugar cookies leaving a tiny edge.
The icing will gradually spread the cover the entire cookie.
Set them on a wire rack and garnish with apple blossom flowers, leaves and white sugar pearls.