Cookie Bouquet for Kids Parties
Cute Cookie Bouquets will make a perfect party centerpiece. You can individually package each one and send it home as a party favor.
Or have children decorate it as a party activity. This is perfect for any party theme. You can even use basic shapes and write on the cookies with
Sugar Cookies decorated with Royal Icing for Glossy Bright Designs.
Add a lollipop stick to make bouquets and cute favors or decorate without them.
For favors add a tag with a birthday note. Download printable recipe here: Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 1/2 cup butter softened
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cookie Cutters. We used these Wilton 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
Sprinkles for decorating
Cookie sticks available in craft stores if you want to make "lollipop cookies" or a cookie bouquet
Confectioners Sugar to keep dough from sticking.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for one hour.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on flat surface to roll dough on. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or flour if you prefer.
- Roll out dough until it is 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
- If dough is sticky, dust with powdered sugar.
- Press cookie cutters into dough. For best results peel excess dough away from the cut out shapes.
- Place cookies one inch apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Or slide the parchment paper you are working on, onto the cookie sheet.
- If you are making a cookie bouquet, insert sticks before baking.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake 6-8 minutes in oven. Monitor carefully as ovens vary and sugar cookies brown very quickly. Oven times will vary
depending on how large and how thick the cookies are.
- Let cookies cool completely before icing.
Download printable recipe here: Royal Icing Recipe
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons milk
3 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Assorted food colors or gels
Small containers for each color
Tiny Whisk to blend colors well (optional)
Brush: We use new good quality flat paint brushes. Get a good quality one so bristles do not fall out. The flat edge helps define design on the cookie
- In a bowl, stir together confectioners sugar and milk until smooth.
- With whisk, stir in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy.
- If icing is too thick, add a little more corn syrup.
- Divide into individual bowls and add food color to each until desired color is achieved.
- Paint with a brush.
Use a flat good quality new paintbrush to decorate. Make sure it is a good quality brush so the bristles don't fall out.
The flat brush gives a nice edge and you can use the back of the brush for dots. Pastry bags with tips
also work if you want more detailed designs.