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Cute Flower Cookies for Any Skill Level

Spring is in the air — celebrate by making a colorful bouquet of flower cookies! One of the great things about cookie decorating is that you don’t have to own many flower cookie cutters to make different kinds of flowers. You can create all of the cookies below with a single cookie cutter. 

Flower Cookies at Three Levels

How to decorate flower cookies


The royal icing is 15-second Consistency and you can use a PME #2 decorating tip on all of these.

Getting started

Simple Flower Cookies at Three Levels

Begin by making a batch of your favorite sugar cookies. If you like the flower cookie cutter I’ve used, you can find it here. You can also use another flower cutter with a similar shape. You will be able to make all three flowers with the same cookie cutter.

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, make a batch of royal icing and mix the colors you want to use for your flowers. I chose pink, red, white, lavender and yellow. A simple way to add variety to your cookie bouquet is to use different icing colors on the same cookie shape.

Easy daisy cookie tutorial

Step 1: 

Flower Cookies Daisy

Outline the cookie with royal icing and let it dry for about 10 minutes. 

Step 2:

Fun Flower Cookies Filled Daisy

Flood the cookie with the same royal icing. Let the royal icing dry completely. Depending on where you live, this could take up to eight hours. If you place the cookie in front of a fan while the icing is wet, it will help the icing dry with a nice shine.

Step 3:

Simple Flower Cookies Daisy

Once the royal icing background dries, pipe a yellow circle in the center of the flower. While the icing is wet, sprinkle it with some yellow sanding sugar and shake off the excess.

Intermediate lavender cookie tutorial

Step 1:

Easy Flower Cookies Lavender

Starting in the middle of each flower petal, pipe a line to the center of the flower. Do this for each of the five petals.

Step 2:

How to Make Simple Flower Cookies at Three Levels

Once you’ve made one lavender line on each of the five petals, pipe an additional line on each side for a total of three lines on each petal. 

You need to work fast so the royal icing in the center of the flower looks smooth and like it was piped all at once. If the icing crusts over it won’t be very pretty. 

How to Make Fun Flower Cookies

See how each flower petal has three lines piped on it? That is exactly what you want. Place the cookie in front of a fan and let the royal icing dry completely. 

Step 3:

How to Make Flower Cookies Lavender Cookie

After the lavender royal icing has dried, pipe a yellow circle with royal icing in the center. Sprinkle it with the yellow sanding sugar and gently shake off the excess. 

Advanced hibiscus cookie tutorial

Step 1:

How to Make Flower Cookies at Three Levels

Outline the flower with white royal icing. 

Step 2:

Fun Flower Cookies at Three Different Levels

 Flood cookie with the white royal icing and let it dry completely. 

Step 3: 

Easy Flower Cookies at Three Different Levels Red Flower

Next, outline the edge of each petal with red royal icing. If you want to add interest, you can make a petal or two without connecting them to the rest of the petals. I think it gives them a little character. 

Step 4:

Simple Flower Cookies at Three Different Levels

Next, pipe just inside the red royal icing line to make the red petals thicker so it looks like a hibiscus. Let dry.

Step 5:

 Easy Flower Cookies at Three Levels

Add the stigma with the yellow royal icing. Start in the center of the flower and pipe a line with a circle on the top. Sprinkle the circle only with yellow sanding sugar. Let dry completely.

Using the same cookie cutter to create different flowers is a fun way to use your imagination and show off your creativity. It’s also interesting to see how many different cookies you can make with the same cutter. 

What kind of cookie flowers have you made?

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