You can use any basic sugar or butter cookie recipe to make these fun poinsettia flower cookies! They are easy to make, and pretty enough for gifting. I gave a holiday tin full of these babies to my mail carrier, my UPS guy and my neighbors!
I am serious when I say that they take no more effort than rolling out dough and cutting out shapes...if anything, they take less effort!
Prepared Sugar cookie dough
Blunt tip scissors (like the safety scissors kids use)
Red decorative sugar
Ramekin or bowl
Preheated oven (follow your cookie recipe instructions)
Step 1: Chill & Roll
No flour for rolling, this will make your dough stiff and dry.
I used a Tablespoon to scoop out dough, then rolled it into balls with clean hands. More or less round is good, perfect is not necessary! This is a fun step with the kids. My daughter had a blast making the sugar cookie dough balls.
After your dough is rolled into balls (that will measure roughly an inch across), place them on a plate or in a baggie.
Refrigerate for at least an hour. You want the dough to be very cold when you cut it.
Step 2: Roll in Sugar
I used a small ramekin with a few Tablespoons of Red decorative sugar, and rolled each dough ball in the sugar.
Place the dough ball in the ramekin, and swirl the ball in a circular motion until completely coated with sugar. This way, the dough doesn't get warm from hand contact.
I rolled each dough ball in sugar then cut it right away, so the petals would hold the right shape.
Soft dough = wilty flowers or funky petal shapes!