Saturday, March 20, 2010

Flower Cookie Bouquet

To celebrate the official beginning of spring, I made a cookie bouquet centerpiece/story time snack (at least I hope it survives as a centerpiece until story time, tonight).

The cookies are quick, and simple to make.

Divide one batch of sugar cookie dough into seven parts. In addition to brown centers, I wanted flowers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, to go with Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow, our story for tonight. But, if you only want one, or two colors, then divide the dough accordingly.

Color the dough for the petals, and flower centers. I added a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the dough, for the brown, flower centers, instead of food coloring, for additional flavor.

Roll the dough into 1/2 inch balls.

Place colored balls around the centers, to form flowers, on a greased cookie sheet. Press them together a little, so they stick to each other.

Add a sucker, or Popsicle stick, pushing it through the dough into the center of the flower. These are also very pretty piled together on a plate, if you don't want to add sticks.

Bake as normal for sugar cookies (350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes).

Remove them from the pan, with a wide spatula, and let them cool completely, before arranging them into a bouquet.

I stood mine in a full sugar dish, covered in plastic wrap.

For a little extra touch of spring, I used some of the left over dough to make a caterpillar, with tiny bits of the chocolate dough for an eye, and mouth. He should make a nice treat for the man of the house, while the little ones are munching down their flowers snacks, at story time tonight.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Annette W. said...

You are always way too clever!

I wanted to let you know that my warm Crocs are lined. (And it comes out and is washable!) You can also buy unlined.

Ticia said...

So, did it last until dinner?

Debbie said...

What a cute idea, I love the cookie flowers!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Ticia - It made it until after dinner, but the children thought they were going to get to eat the sugar, too.