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How To Make Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

These mosaic flower sugar cookies are absolutely gorgeous and seriously easy to make – I promise! Learn how to make these vibrant flower cookies with my step by step tutorial.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

If you’ve been around the blog for a while then you know that I love making sugar cookies for every occasion. Not only are these cookies beautiful, they’re delicious too!

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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.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

Be sure to set aside enough time to decorate the cookies so that the icing has time to completely dry.

Before you get started you want to have everything that you need to make and decorate the cookies set out. The cookie cutters are brand new and can be found at Wilton.com while the icing bottles are from Michaels.

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Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. I’ve made very few changes to the original recipe over the years.

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 flower 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 36 3″ flower shaped cookies.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies Process

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

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

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Icing

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.
Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies Process

I freaking love this easy zig zag design and technique, I’ve called it “mosaic” simply because the icing looks like small pieces of tile placed in a pattern. You could decorate each cookie with all sorts of patterns and designs.

How to decorate flower sugar cookies:

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

1. Outline the petals of the flower with pink icing.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

2. Flood the flower with pink icing.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

3. Use the blue and black icing to draw alternating circles on the pink flower while the icing is still wet. This technique is called wet on wet.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

4. Use the scribe or toothpick to pull icing from the center of the flower to the outer petals. Alternately pull icing from the end of the petal to the center of the flower.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

5. Repeat this process for a blue flower with pink and black icing details.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookie Process

6. Allow the cookies to completely dry before packaging.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

These are far easier to create than most sugar cookies because you don’t need to use a lot of piping work. I love, love, love the combination of teal and salmon colors!

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

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.

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

I have also used this icing technique on these Fourth of July Sugar Cookies, Valentine Heart Sugar Cookies and Christmas Sugar Cookies so be sure to check them out!

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

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Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

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Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

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Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

Mosaic Flower Sugar Cookies

These mosaic flower sugar cookies are absolutely gorgeous and seriously easy to make – I promise! Learn how to make these vibrant flower cookies.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Heather Painchaud
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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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 74mg | Sugar: 6g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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