How to Make Easy Flower Cookies

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To make the flower cookies you will need:
  • Flower cookies made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe and cut using a tulip cookie cutter and a sunflower cookie cutter
  • Royal icing in the following colors: green and pink for the tulips, yellow and brown for the sunflowers (I used one consistency for everything, a 12-13 second icing.)
  • Icing bags or bottles, couplers, and tips (I recommend a #2 tip in this tutorial.)
  • Sparkling sugar in green and pink for the tulip flower cookies (optional)
  • Chocolate sprinkles for the sunflower cookies (optional)
  • A clean (used for baking only) small paint brush (optional)
  • A food coloring marker in any color (optional)

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Step 1: Tulip Cookies

To start, use a food coloring marker to draw the stem of the flower (or just wing it!). Outline the tulip's stem with green royal icing using a #2 tip and immediately fill the area with the same green icing. If you would like to add some sparkle to your tulip cookie, sprinkle green sparkling sugar over the area while the icing is still wet. Then, turn the cookie vertically to remove any excess sugar. If needed, you can brush off any stubborn pieces with a (clean, baking only) paint brush.

The next step for your tulip flower cookies is to use a food coloring marker to draw the outline of your tulip petals. Then, just as you did with the tulip stem, use pink royal icing to outline and immediately fill just the middle petal. While the icing is still wet, apply pink sparkling sugar to the area and shake off any excess. Wait about 20 minutes for the middle petal to dry and then outline and fill the rest of the tulip with pink royal icing. Let your flower cookies dry overnight and use a #2 tip to draw the outline of any petal details that you want to add.

Step 2: Sunflower Cookies

If you would like a guide for drawing the center of the sunflower, use a food coloring marker to draw the center circle. (I traced the cap of a disco dust container.) Outline and immediately fill the center circle of the sunflower cookie with brown royal icing. While the icing is still wet, apply chocolate sprinkles to the area and shake off any excess. (If you have any stray sprinkles that are halfway in the center and halfway out, gently push them into the center of the sunflower cookie.) Wait about 20 minutes for the royal icing to dry and then immediately outline and fill the petals of the sunflower cookie with yellow royal icing. Let the flower cookies dry overnight. Then, with a #2 tip, draw the details of the sunflower petals.

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