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Homemade Flower Cookies

Homemade Flower Cookies

Super easy to make and lots of fun for kids. They are very easy to make!

  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Plain Flour
  • 60 grams Butter
  • 40 grams Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 15 Tablespoons Strawberry Jam

Preheat oven to 200 C degrees.

Mix baking powder and flour, sift well.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, beat well .

Add 1/2 of the beaten egg and vanilla, beat well. It will be stiff so you may want to stir with a wooden spoon.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness using a rolling pin.

You need three cookie cutters for this (one flower shaped cookie cutter that is about 2 -1/2 inches across, the second needs to be a circle that is about 1 inch across, and the third should be a circle that is about 3/4 inch across).

Using the flower shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 cookies. Next using the second round shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 more round cookies. After that, take the round cookies and cut a round shape out of the middle of that cookie using the third cutter. Now separate the middle, smallest size round.

Next brush the medium sized cookie circle with some of the remaining beaten egg, then place that over the top of the flower cookie.

Place cookies in a greased muffin tray. Place one tablespoon of jam in the middle of the inner circle of each cookie. Bake 8 minutes until light golden. I’ve done this in the photo above.

Serve and enjoy.

step by step photos


60 grams butter
40 grams sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*
½ teaspoons baking powder
15 tablespoons strawberry jam
1 whole eggs
beaten
*
150 grams all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 200 cup degrees.

Mix baking powder and flour, sift well.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, beat well .

Add ½ of the beaten egg and vanilla, beat well. Then, mix in the flour mixture. It will be stiff so you may want to stir with a wooden spoon.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to ⅛ inch thickness using a rolling pin.

You need three cookie cutters for this (one flower shaped cookie cutter that is about 2½ inches across, the second needs to be a circle that is about 1 inch across, and the third should be a circle that is about ¾ inch across).

Using the flower shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 cookies. Next using the second round shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 more round cookies. After that, take the round cookies and cut a round shape out of the middle of that cookie using the third cutter. Now separate the middle, smallest size round.

Next brush the medium sized cookie circle with some of the remaining beaten egg, then place that over the top of the flower cookie.

Place cookies in a greased muffin tray. Place one tablespoon of jam in the middle of the inner circle of each cookie. Bake 8 minutes until light golden. I have done this in the photo above.


Recipe Summary

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing for Holiday Sugar Cookies

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium add eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low add flour mixture gradually, beating until incorporated. Shape dough into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.

Place 4 or 5 skewers on a parchment-lined baking sheet, alternating the direction the tips are pointed. Repeat with remaining skewers.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Let 1 disk of dough stand at room temperature until just soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out shapes using a 3 3/4-inch flower cookie cutter (kitchengifts.com). Transfer to baking sheets, placing each cookie on a skewer, covering 2 inches of the skewer end. Gently press cookies down. (Cookies will stick once they are baked.) Roll out scraps once, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough. Freeze until cookies are firm, 15 minutes.

Bake in batches, switching and rotating sheets halfway through, until edges of cookies turn golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Spoon royal icing into a pastry bag fitted with a small plain round tip, and decorate cookies. Let stand overnight or until icing dries completely.


Expert tips:

Use SUPER FINE almond flour

Do not use almond meal instead &ndash almond meal is much more coarser and also contains almond skin. So, the cookie texture and taste changes.

Do not use hot coconut oil &ndash If your coconut oil is not liquidy, then melt in the microwave and cool to lukewarm before making cookie dough.

Deep golden brown &ndash If the cookies are removed from oven earlier, then they will be softer in texture.

Flatten them to 1/2-inch will result in a crispier cookie.

Frequently asked questions:

Coconut sugar alters the color and taste of the cookie. We loved the taste that is achieved from golden brown sugar.

The combination of almond flour and coconut oil is delicious together, you will not need any other flavorings! Bonus, these smell amazing too.

Storage instructions:

Store vegan almond flour cookies in a sealed container at room temperature for few days. They tend to lose some of the crispness but taste the same.

To freeze &ndash Place cooled gluten free almond flour cookie recipe in a ziplock bag, seal and freeze for up to 3 months. Simply leave cookies at room temperature for few hours to thaw completely.

If you love guilt-free baked treats, here are few more recipe ideas: Baked oatmeal, Oat waffles, Persimmon bread, Date smoothie or Banana oatmeal cups.

More Healthy Cookies:

Breakfast Cookies <&mdash healthiest cookie


How to Decorate the Cookies

Step 4: To create the pretty Spring flowers you will need two bags of Bunny Mix M&M’s. You can find them in grocery stores immediately after Valentine’s Day and all through the Spring. Each M&M flower is made up of 7 M&M’s. You can make them in any color combination but we think the M&M Flowers look best when there is a common element in the color combination. For this batch, we used the yellow M&M’s for all of the flowers except the yellow flower where we used pink.

Step 5: Use a knife to frost the Chocolate Cookies with the Buttercream Frosting.
Step 6: Press the M&M’s onto the frosting in the flower pattern. Place a single M&M in the center of the melted candy melt for the flower center. Now create the flower petals with contrasting colored M&M’s – we used six M&M’s for the petals.

Step 7: Don’t these Springtime Flower Cookies Bites looks pretty? Just like a bouquet of Spring flowers! And boy do they taste chocolate-y and delicious. And the extra crunch from the M&M is a super great addition to this mini cookie.


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Cookies For Canines: 9 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

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And at least some of them are tasty even by human standards!

• Bachelor Dog Treats – Spago Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard shares her recipe with LA Weekly.

• Best of Breed Dog Biscuits – A vegetarian, vet-approved recipe at King Arthur Flour. (pictured above)

• Carob Crunchers – Doggy Dessert Chef developed this recipe for wheat-sensitive pups.

• Cinnamon Bun Bites – These treats from The Family Kitchen look so good, even we got hungry.

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• Homemade Doggie Treats – Dogs will love the bacon fat in this recipe from The Kitchn. (pictured above)

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30 Delicious Mother's Day Cookies to Make for Mom

Show your love with a sweet dessert that's baked from scratch.

Mother's Day is on May 9, and if you really want to get Mom (or your grandma, aunt, MIL, sister) a gift you know she'll love, you can't go wrong with a baked treat. That's right, a fresh batch of Mother's Day cookies are essentially one of the best homemade gifts you can give, not only because they are so tasty, but because it shows that you've taken extra time out of your day to make her day extra special. Another thing to think about, especially if you're social-distancing or live far away from the special mom in your life, is that cookies can easily be hand-delivered or shipped and arrive at her front door just in time for Mother's Day (just wrap them up in a lovely tin).

The recipes below include sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, lemon Madeleines, and a whole bunch of great concoctions. And while some are straight forward with design, others have cute little touches. It doesn't matter which you choose to make, they'll all be a hit. And if you really want to go the extra mile, make a Mother's Day dinner or bake a cakes to go with the cookies.


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1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Make the cookies: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and mix to combine, about 1 minute.

3. Add the egg whites gradually, mixing until fully incorporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix just until incorporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Transfer the batter to a 1-gallon ziplock plastic bag. Cut a ¼-inch opening at one of thebottom corners. Pipe the batter into lines 1½ inches long on the baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. (Tip: Draw lines with a straight edge on the parchment paper, then turn the paper upside down and use the lines as a guide.)

5. Bake until the cookies are set and the edges are pale golden, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

6. Make the Ganache: While the cookies cool, place the chocolate in a medium-size heat-safe bowl. In a small pot, bring the cream to a boil over medium heat. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it sit for 30 to 45 seconds, then stir to combine.

7. Assemble the Cookies: When the cookies are cool, turn half of them over and drop 1 tablespoon of the ganache onto the center of each upside-down cookie. Top with another cookie and press gently so that the ganache runs to the edges.

8. The cookies will keep at room temperature, stored in an airtight container, for up to two days.


3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

You are only three basic ingredients&mdashbutter, flour, and sugar&mdashaway from making these sweet buttery cookies. And we can almost guarantee you have all three of them in your kitchen. Which begs the question. why aren't you making these cookies right now?!

Now these won't taste exactly like a classic sugar cookie but they actually provide their own unique texture and look taht we love! Also we know it might be cheating and adding a fourth ingredient but if you have sprinkles, add them on top before baking for a fun and festive look.

Test Kitchen Tips:

  1. Place them at least two inches apart on the baking sheet&mdashthey spread a lot!
  2. The texture is slightly crumbly and similar to shortbread. If you'd like a softer sugar cookie, consider the cookie dough for our Creme Brûlée Sugar Cookies.
  3. You can decorate them using our sugar cookie icing!

Have you tried this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below.

Editor's Note: This introduction to this recipe was updated on 4/12/21 to include more information about the dish.