This and that: Flower Cookies for Momma ~ #fillthecookiejar #mothersday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flower Cookies for Momma ~ #fillthecookiejar #mothersday

It's time to fill the cookie jar again... and mine is getting a bit empty.  This month's theme is mom's favorite cookies... Although that it isn't really what I did as I was thinking the theme was cookies for mother's day

so that is what I did... Cookies for mother's day.  Well I could use the excuse that I really don't remember what cookies my mother liked, although I do remember her making cookies lots.  We had fresh cookies often when we returned from school.. My favorite memories.

While traveling last week and being stuck at Chicago airport I needed something to read, so headed over and started to browse through the magazines.  I saw some Flowered Cupcakes on the cover of the Family Circle Magazine and thought I would try my hand on doing the same design on a sugar cookie...

Flowered Cookies for Momma

Flower Cookies for Mama/ This and That #cookies #motherday #fillthecookiejar

Orange Flavoured Sugar Cookies (printable recipe)
Ingredients:
1 cup margarine ( I used butter)
1 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp orange peel powder (I buy mine from My Space Sage)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar together in mixing bowl.
Add eggs, one at a time.  Beat until smooth.
Sift flour, orange peel powder, cream of tarter and baking soda.
Slowly blend in dry ingredients into butter/egg mixture.
Roll dough into inch balls.  Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in flour.
Place on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet covered with baking mat.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until bottom of cookies are slightly brown. ***
Makes approx 2 dozen cookies

***Cooks Notes:  My hubby likes his cookies brown so I bake mine longer then this.. about 15 minutes. This made the cookies browner and crispy.  I also only decorated 7 cookies as he doesn't like frosting on his and I sure don't want to eat too many.

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Decorating
Ingredients:
Buttercream frosting or bought frosting (enough to cover the tops thinly with frosting).  
ButterCream Frosting (this recipe was enough to frost about 10 cookies)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar (confectionery) 
1 tbsp milk
Beat butter for approximately 3 minutes.  Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined.  Add enough milk so that you can spread the frosting.
Miniature marshmallows (I cut each marshmallow into 3 and had approx 35-40 petals per cookie)
Coloured sugar (I used Zulka Morena Sugar and 1 -2 drops food colouring to get the colour I wanted.. I made the light first and then added a bit more food colouring to get it darker)
Green licorice or laffy taffy sticks (cut in half)

Directions:
Cut marshmallows into thirds lengthwise and dip sticky side into coloured sugar.  Set aside
Make frosting as above and cover top of cookie with a thin layer of frosting.
Arrange petals from the outside in, alternating light and dark colours.
It is easiest to frost and decorate each cookie separately.
To make stems and leaves I used laffy taffy.  First microwave the laffy taffy for approx 8 minutes until slighly soft.  Cut it into two.  Roll out taffy until thin,
Arrange cookies on platter so look like a bouquet, place laffy taffy so they look like stems.
I made leaves by flattening the laffy taffy and scoring with a knife.
Tie a bow around the stems.

Flower Cookies for Mama/This and That #cookies #mothersday #fillthecookiejar

Flower Cupcakes
Picture of the Cupcakes  in the Family Circle Magazine
Mine didn't turn out like these but I think I did an ok job.
Last Month I made Bird's Nest Cookies

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20 comments :

  1. Marlys, I love your pretty Flower Cookies for Mama! What Mom wouldn't love to have these delicious flowers? :) And orange flavored....one of my very favorites. The frosting is gorgeous- beautiful job!

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  2. What a beautiful bouquet of cookies. They look too lovely to eat but I'm sure we won't be able to resist. They are just perfect for Mother's Day too.

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  3. These are absolutely beautiful!! Almost to pretty to eat, but in the end, all cookies need to be eaten and enjoyed :) I think the springiness of these is a nice contrast to that snow you still have!!

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  4. I love these! They are so pretty and orange is one of my favorite flavors.

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  5. I love the use of the marshmallows as the petals! These are so cute and I bet they taste great! Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar Group!

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  6. They're too perfect to eat!!

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  7. Oh how cute! What a sweet idea, the cookies look adorable!

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  8. Adorable cookies Marlys! I'd feel very special if I were given a dish of these :-)

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  9. Your cookies look great! I wish I had patience to decorate/make cookies like that. Usually I just eat them straight out of the stove and think about the decorations after the fact lol

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  10. These are si cute... I love the idea of using marshmallows for flower petals...

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  11. Wow! These look complicated to make, but they sure are pretty. Great job!

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  12. Wow Marly those flower cookies are way too cute! Very creative!

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  13. Those came out great.. I think they look just as good as the magazine! Perfect for spring.

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  14. Those are adorable! I can't wait to make these with my daughter. I pinned this so I can find it when I'm ready to make them.

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  15. These are beautiful! I think your flowers are actually prettier - they look fuller.

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  16. Those cookes are so pretty! Thanks for sharing it on The Weekend Social.

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  17. G'day These look terrific Marlys! Congrats on being featured on Olive and Grapevine online magazine!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  18. Hi Marlys! Your cookies are so cute and I bet they taste wonderful! Just wanted to let you know that Nicci from Living the Domesticated Life and I picked your post to feature on this week's Flaunt It Friday. Congrats and be sure to stop by!

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  19. Hi Marlys! Your cookies look so cute and I bet they taste delicious! Just wanted to let you know that Nicci at Living the Domesticated Life and I chose your post to be featured on this week's Flaunt It Friday. Congrats and be sure to stop by!

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