BEIJOS EATS | JANUARY 16, 2024
almost too pretty to eat.
Get ready to indulge in some delicious and fun flower-shaped sugar cookies. These cookies are not only scrumptious but also a treat for the eyes. I’m not a big fan of frosting, so I prefer my cookies to be simple, yet attractive. And that’s why these flower sugar cookies are perfect. They are made by preparing a dough, dividing it into portions, and dyeing each portion with different colors. Then, you cut out flower shapes of various sizes and styles from the dough. Using the plain cookie dough as your canvas, you can start creating your masterpiece by placing the flower shapes on it. Finally, roll out the dough again to spread the flowers into each other. This technique creates a beautiful and colorful design that is sure to impress anyone who sees it.
This is not just a simple baking activity, but a fun-filled adventure that you can enjoy with your entire family. My daughter and I had a blast making these cookies. These flower sugar cookies are perfect for any occasion. You can give them as a gift, serve them as a dessert at a party, or enjoy them as a fun activity on a lazy afternoon. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try and let your creativity bloom. Check out the detailed instructions below to get started.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?
I have a couple of tips that I think could be helpful for you! The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s important to use room temperature butter. This can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re in a rush, but it really does make a difference. For example, during the holidays, I once made the mistake of not allowing enough time for my butter to soften. As a result, the butter clung to the walls of my mixer bowl, making it difficult to get the dough to come together. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry! You can add a little bit of water, about one tablespoon, to help the dough come together.
When it comes time to cut out your flower shapes, I recommend placing them on parchment paper. This will make them much easier to handle and move around. Plus, it will help prevent them from sticking to your work surface.
Lastly, I just want to encourage you to have fun with the process! Baking can be a lot of work, but it’s also a great opportunity to get creative and have fun. So don’t stress too much over the details – just enjoy the experience!”
Flower Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 large egg
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- Preheat your oven to 350°F
- In the bowl of your mixer or large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract until just combined. Now add baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar, and mix for 2 minutes
- Add flour, mix until just combined enough that no flour streaks are left.
- Roll the dough till about ¼ inch thick and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place about 3/4 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
How To Make Flower Pattern Cookies
- Make your cookie dough.Divide the dough, take about ⅓ -¼ of it, and set it aside.
- Roll the remaining dough (⅔ – ¾ of the dough) into a rectangle on a sheet of parchment. Make sure it is about half an inch thick. This is going to be your canvas. Set aside.
- Dye the remaining dough into the colors you will need for your design. If you are using liquid dye, it is a good idea to have a bit of flour on hand to sprinkle on if your dough gets too sticky. I found it easy to put drops of the food dye in between the dough and then roll it out several times.
- Once the dough is dyed, it is time to start cutting out the shapes you will need for your design. Roll out the colored dough to about ¼ of an inch thick. Mini cookie cutter shapes, fondant cutters, or clay cutters work great for this kind of cookie. Have fun with it! You can mix the colors together to create a marble look as well.
- When all your shapes are ready, it is time to start building your masterpiece. There is no wrong way of doing this, just be careful to not break the flowers. You can use a spatula to help you pick up the flowers.
- Place the cutout dough on top and you don’t need to press it in at all, and this helps move things around until you like the design.
- Cover your design with another clean piece of parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it reaches your desired thickness. Make sure you roll the dough in all directions to spread your design evenly.
- Using a bigger cookie cutter, cut out your cookies, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, letting them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Use the scraps of dough left over and roll them together, and cut them out as well. They make a fun marble look cookie! Cheers!