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Spring Plant Sugar Cookies

What’s better than spring and sugar cookies? How about some adorable Spring Plant Sugar Cookies! Here’s how you can make your own!

I love springtime for all of the plants and flowers that begin to emerge from the ground and start blooming. As much as I enjoy outdoor flower gardening, indoor plants are not my fave! I love them, but I can’t keep them alive.

I wanted to create something unique and different for you when it comes to sugar cookies and that’s when the Spring Plant Sugar Cookies came to life!

  • Cookie prep time 15 minutes, bake time 8 minutes.
  • Makes two dozen cookies
  • Icing prep time 10 minutes, 2+ hours for decorating
  • Makes enough to ice two batches of cookies

Heres what you will need to make these super cute Spring Plant Sugar Cookies:

For the royal icing:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
  • Gel food coloring

Directions for the royal icing:

In a stand mixer combine sugar and meringue powder.  Add 8 tablespoons of water, using the whisk attachment, beat for 1 minute on low.  Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.

Once prepared – if the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.  Too runny, add more icing sugar one teaspoon at a time.

Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add desired food coloring. Mix well. Scoop the icing into piping bags or icing bottles.

For the sugar cookies:

  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour

Combine dough and flour.  Roll to ¼” thickness. Cut out cookie shapes.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

Line around the edge of the design with icing and fill the middle.  Use a toothpick to poke bubbles or direct icing into holes.

Allow each design area to dry before moving on. The icing should completely dry, at room temperature for at least four hours, before adding piping details to the top.

Additional decorating tips:

  • Polka Dots: before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing.
  • Zig zag design: before the flooded area dries, add stripes of different colored icing and then drag a toothpick through the stripes.
  • Sprinkles: before the flooded area dries, add sprinkles.
  • Plaid pattern: allow the flooded icing to dry.  Add stripes of icing to the cookie, creating a plaid pattern.
  • Candy: glue to the cookie with a drop of icing.
  • Edible marker: before using on the icing, allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours.

Once your icing is hard and dry, you can draw your plants. These were very simple designs that you can recreate just by copying what I did!

Have fun with these!

I think these are absolutely adorable! Get some pre-made for the kids and grandkids to decorate this spring.

Make sure you PIN this to your favorite Pinterest board so you always have it and can share it with your friends!

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