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how to make hand-drawn flower cookies for Mother’s Day

mother's day flower cookies


Mom, if you’re reading this before Mother’s Day, then you didn’t heed my warning to not go to my blog before Monday. Tsk. Tsk.

I think these may be my favorite Mother’s Day cookies thus far. Every year my mom gets cookies, because cookies don’t clutter up her house. That’s why they are the perfect gift. They are delicious, personal, and they don’t add more stuff to your house because they are gone too quickly.

mother's day flower cookies

mother's day flower cookies


Believe it or not, imprecision works in your favor when drawing these flowers. They are more sketchy, not perfect. I borrowed the flowers I drew for the marshmallows and just put them on cookies.  I chose the poppy, iris, gerbera daisies, roses, marigolds, orchid, heather, hyacinth, freesia, tulip, aster, daffodil, chrysanthemum and gardenias.

mother's day flower cookies

mother's day flower cookies


For tips on how to draw on marshmallows, the best edible writers to use and where to find them, CLICK HERE.

mother's day flower cookies


To make these, prepare and chill the cookie dough, cut out 2-inch circles with a cookie cutter (or any size circle), bake and let cool.  Then, prepare  royal icing and tint white with Americolor Soft Gel Pastes. To decorate, prepare a disposable decorating bag with coupler and size “3″ tip, fill with white icing and outline a circle on the cookies. Let set, and thin the remaining white icing with drops of water until the icing folds back into itself slowly when stirred. Fill an empty decorating bag with the thinned icing, snip the tip and flood the centers of the cookies. (For tips on cookie decorating, click HERE.)  Then, let the cookies dry very well, overnight at least, and draw pictures with handy dandy food pens. I recreated THESE FLOWERS that I drew on marshmallows on the cookies.

mother's day flower cookies

mother's day flower cookies


And I left a few for my younger daughters to draw on, too.  See if you can guess which ones the 6 year old made and which one the 16 month old made.


Answer: The picture of my mom, the cat and the peace heart are by the 6 year old. The purple one with the chunk out of the side is by  the 16 month old.


mother's day flower cookies





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  1. Robin
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Meaghan.

    These look great. Can’t wait to try them.


  2. Posted May 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are works of art. They are almost too pretty to eat. Blessings, Catherine

  3. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much Catherine!!

  4. ColleenB. ~ Texas
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    your cookies are Gorgeous and I agree with Catherine that they Are just too pretty to eat.
    I just don’t have the patience to do something as fancy as these.

  5. Posted May 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    i LOVE these! sooo pretty :)

  6. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Lisa!!

  7. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Colleen! While they were easy to do, they DID take a curiously long time to draw. Patience indeed! I also made a point of telling my mom how long it took, of course, so she would feel extra special. :)

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