Monday, April 2, 2012

M&M Sugar Cookie Flowers

With Spring in full swing and Easter coming up this weekend I will be focusing on that lovely holiday this week. I love the colors of this time of year, and we all know how much I love sugar cookies!!! Oh, and M&M's are about the only candy that I like, so these little flowers seemed so perfect. I think they will look amazing amongst the Easter treats this Sunday.


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 roll (18 oz.) refrigerated cookie dough (I of course will use my wonderful home made sugar cookie dough!)
  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons egg white powder
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons water
  • Yellow, orange and pink food coloring
  • 1/3 cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 6 pieces STARBURST® Fruit Chews
  • 6 pieces DOVE® Brand Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate
  • 2 cookie sheet pans
  • 6 resealable plastic bags
  • 3 clear gift containers
  • Ribbon
  • Flower cookie cutter


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.
  • 2. Knead the flour and the grated lemon zest into the cookie dough. Roll it out to a 1/4-inch thickness and using the cookie cutter, cut out 20 cookies, re-rolling the scraps.
  • 3. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven, transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.
  • 4. Meanwhile, beat the confectioner’s sugar, egg white powder and water until fluffy. Divide the frosting into 3 small bowls. Tint one yellow, one orange and one pink. Frost 6 cookies of each color. Decorate the centers with assorted M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies, STARBURST® Fruit Chews or DOVE® Brand Silky Smooth Milk Chocolates. Set the cookies aside for the frosting to dry.
  • 5. Arrange 6 cookies in each clear plastic container and tie with a ribbon.
  • 6. Cheer someone up and give them out to friends, neighbors or family members.
picture and idea taken from bright


  1. I have decided that your sugar cookies are in fact better than my sugar cookies so now your cookie recipe is my cookie recipe and we will be making this week as well:)

  2. well, Marylinn has an awesome flower cookie cutter - maybe she'll let you borrow it ;o)