Spring Flowers Cookie – Recipe

It’s almost Spring, so it’s time to start making gorgeous, bright cookies! Here are some fun Spring Flower Cookies I made:


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Spring Flowers Cookie Recipe


This recipe is one of my favorites to use with cookie cutters. The dough doesn’t spread during baking.

Cookie Ingredients

• 6 cups flour

• 3 tsp. baking powder

• 2 cups unsalted butter

• 2 cups sugar (white granulated)

• 2 eggs

• 2 tsp. vanilla extract, almond or desired flavoring

• 1 tsp. salt

Cookie Instructions


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
  3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe can make up to 5-dozen 3″ cookies.


Icing Ingredients


• 2 lbs of powedered sugar

• 1/3 cup light Karo corn syrup

• 1-2 TBS of clear vanilla and or clear almond extract (or some of both).

• milk or water to adjust consistency


Icing Instructions


  1. Mix powdered sugar, corn syrup and flavorings together at a low speed until thoroughly blended without any small pockets of powdered sugar.  Do not use high speed or you will end up with bubbles.
  2. For thicker icing to use for outlining or writing, add additional powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.
  3. For thinner icing to fill in designs, add very small amounts of milk or water until you get the consistency you want.
  4. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a week, but should be room temperature again before using.

Add outline icings with parchment paper cones or icing bags with tiny tips.  Outline the design onto your cookie with the thick icing. Use thinner icing to fill in the design by either spooning small amount in and spreading around or using icing bags to squeeze out and spread around.

Once cookies are dry, use the thicker icing to draw on any additional designs or details you like.


Making cookies of your own? I’d love to see them – leave a link!  :)


Spring Flower Cookies


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  1. Aren’t they cute. 

  2. These turned out absolutely adorable! They’d make a gorgeous addition to an Easter basket or dessert table. 

  3. Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for supplying these

  4. Christina says:

    These look too cute to eat! =)

  5. Nicole Becker says:

    These are sooooo cute!! Thanks for the recipe. I am gonna make this for my granddaughter this weekend. YAYYYYY, SPRING IS HERE!!!!

  6. These cookies are SO BEAUTIFUL!! Almost too pretty to eat! It seems like maybe they are a more “advanced” bakers level to make them….

  7. albert orchard says:

    look beautiful and would love to eat them

  8. Judy Lipcsak says:

    These are so cute. My granddaughter would have a great time making these cookies with me.

  9. These cookies look amazing and delicious!

  10. I can’t believe how beautiful your cookies turned out! I would love to make these, but I just know that mine could not possibly look so awesome :)

  11. Those are so cute, my nieces would love them!

  12. Nicole Becker says:

    These are sooooo cute, thanks for the recipe!! I am gonna make these this weekend with my granddaughter!!

  13. These are just beautiful.  I am not crafty at all, so this would be a struggle for me, but man I wish I co uld do this. Just a great talent to have!

  14. Hi Mickey
    I made this recipe today and the cookies are wonderful! I did have troube with the icing. I added more Karo but that made it more clumpy. I added milk, then more milk. I’m not sure what I did wrong. lol


    • Hey Barb,
      Oh no! I usually just mix with a fork for small amounts or use my mixer for huge recipes and mix until it’s smooth. If it’s too runny, I add more powdered sugar gradually. I don’t every remember it being clumpy. :( Maybe you’ll need to use a sifter, but I’ve not had to so far. I hope it works next time! Maybe just do a tiny bit in a bowl to see if it mixes smoothly or if there’s something weird about the sugar…?

      Good luck! I’m glad the cookies turned out. :)


  15. Catherine McKeever says:

    I love these cookies, they look like fun, they’d be great for a Spring garden party!

  16. oh wow, I love it:) I’m gonna make these cookies together with my little niece! I’m sure she will enjoy to make colorful cookies and to *play* in the kitchen 😀

  17. Those are so cute, and look very yummy.

  18. Linda Cartwright says:

    Love these cookies!

  19. peggy fedison says:

    they look adorable and yummmmyyyy    might just hafta try to make these  ty for this

  20. Your cookies look professional I can bake but mine always looks more homemaded not so nice as yours

  21. marissa lee says:

    these cookies looks amazing.

  22. I made these for my son’s birthday! I used whole white wheat flour instead and they turned out awesome! I also used buttercream icing with some meringue powder added for stiffness. They were so good! http://mintgreen-musings.blogspot.com/2013/07/roll-out-cookies.html

  23. these are cute!  I had gotten some flower cookie cutters (ordered online) and at the store, hoping to make cute flower cookies for a church fair, then I never got around to it. I totally forgot about them until seeing this post.  This is a cute way to make flower cookies, and a nice recipe.  I’ll have to get going on them, as I still want to do this. might be a nice christmas gift!

  24. judy gardner says:

    these are beautiful!  you are very talented at decorating!

  25. Robin Wilson says:

    You should open a bakery! That’s just how pretty and those cookies are to me! They look like a professional made them. That being said they might be too advanced for me, but I love them.

  26. Beautiful decorations!! I will definitely be trying the recipe. Wanted to ask, how long can these cookies be stored in an airtight container?

    • Thank you! :)

      I’ve kept them for about 7-10 days. They’d probably be fine longer, but do get drier and harder the longer they are stored.


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