Easy Cookie Bouquets
Contributed by: Rachel Paxton
Surprise a friend (or your mom) with an easy-to-make cookie bouquet. Use your imagination to create a gift that special someone will really enjoy.
All you need to get started is a basic sugar cookie recipe like
this one from our recipe database:
Best Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups margarine
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 6 cups flour
Cream together first 4 ingredients. Mix remaining dry ingredients
together and mix in with the creamed mixture. Add enough flour to
handle dough. Roll cookies out on floured board and cut with your
favorite cookie cutters. Bake 350 or 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes
until lightly browned on the outside edges.
For a flower bouquet, use flower-shaped cookie cutters to cut out
cookies. Roll cookie dough 1/2 inch thick to accommodate
popsicle or lollipop sticks. Gently insert stick into cookies
before baking. You may need to bake an extra minute or two
because of the thicker dough. Watch closely while baking.
After cookies cool, frost with your favorite frosting and/or
outline cookies with decorator icing.
Wrap cookies in saran wrap or small cellophane gift bags. Tie a
ribbon bow around each cookie. Arrange cookie pops in a terra
cotta pot with styrofoam in the bottom to hold cookies.
Cookie bouquets can be made from any kind of refrigerated cookie
dough, and are great for any occasion. Experiment with your
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of
What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick
easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, organizing tips, home
decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative
Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com.