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How to Transform a Batch of Sugar Cookies into a Beautiful Bouquet

These pastel-colored blooms are a sweet stand-in for real flowers.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller and Raymond Hom

Simple sugar cookies spring to life (and become a nice gift for Mother's Day or any other occasion) when baked on skewers and arranged in a "meadow" -- actually a flat of wheatgrass.You can use royal icing and any sugar-cookie dough, or use our go-to recipe. Here's our step-by-step decorating guide to get the flowers just right.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller and Raymond Hom

1. Cut shapes from rolled-out cookie dough. transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets, placing each cookie on the tip of a wooden skewer. Gently press down. (Cookies will adhere to skewers as they bake.) Bake cookies, and let cool completely.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller and Raymond Hom

2. Pipe a border of royal icing onto each baked cookie, using a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip. Make a large dot at the center of the flower if desired, or add several polka dots to mushroom. Cover remaining surface of cookie immediately with icing in a contrasting color. (If desired, let stand 10 minutes, and add smaller dots to center of each flower.) Let icing dry overnight.

 

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