Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

These sketchy flower sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and a food writer! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift for someone special in your life.

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

These classic sugar cookies are perfect to make for a house warming party or Mother’s Day tea! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

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Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. You will need simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Be sure to set aside enough time to decorate the cookies, you may even want to spread it out over a few days. When adding food writer details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 70 1.5″ circle shaped cookies.

Round Cookies Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need light pink, dark pink and white royal icing that has been tinted with food coloring.

I prefer to use icing bottles over a piping bag because I find them easier to handle. Here I have our different colors of icing ready in each bottle.

Flower Cookie Process

Royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.
Flower Cookie Process

I love the sketchy look created with the food writer – my teenagers told me that “sketchy” means something completely different now?! Can someone please explain to my forty year old mom brain?

But seriously, you can decorate each cookie with all sorts of patterns and designs. I even made houseplant cookies using this technique – freaking love them!

How to decorate flower sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: black food writer marker.

Flower Cookie Process

1. Outline each shape with a line of white icing, create a circle of pink icing in the center.

Flower Cookie Process

2. Flood the center pink circle with icing.

Flower Cookie Process

3. Fill the remainder of the cookie with white icing. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into spots that may be left and pop any air bubbles.

Flower Cookie Process

4. Allow the royal icing to completely dry, I recommend four hours at least. The pressure of the marker will break through the icing if the cookies are not dry enough.

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag
Flower Cookie Process

5. Use the black food marker to sketch flower designs onto the cookies. Watch the video tutorial to see how I did this!

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

These flower cookies turned out to be simply darling! These are far easier to create than most sugar cookies because you don’t need to use a lot of piping work.

I found it helpful to practise my flower sketches on a piece of paper with a pencil before applying my favorite sketches to the cookies.

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and packaged up with a bit of twine.

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! These easy sketchy flower sugar cookies make a delicious treat!

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

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Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Flower Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Yield: 70
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

These sketchy flower sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and a food writer! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift for someone special in your life.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate each cookie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 70 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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