How to Make a Cookie Bouquet

Impress your friends and family this Christmas with a cookie bouquet. They look super cute as a centerpiece or just sitting out for your guest to snack on. Not to mention they're so simple to make! You'll want a container to put the cookies in as well as foam for the sticks to go into. Don't forget to add rice to the bottom of the container so it doesn't fall over. Add tissue paper to fill in the bouquet. Above is a quick one I made for this post - my cookie bouquet for Christmas this year is a secret.
{roll your dough out between two dowel rods} 
{this insures that all of your dough will be the same thickness}
mine were about a 1/2 inch thick
{don't forget to flour your cookie cutter before each cut!}
To insert the stick: Using a spatula transfer the cookie to the cookie sheet. Insert the cookie stick into the bottom of the cookie. Rotating it gently to get it in. Do not handle the cookies by the stick until they are completely cooled.
Shortbread Sugar Cookies
after much trial and error this is the best cookie recipe for cookie bouquets.
Ingredients
• 1 cup butter 

• 1 cup sugar 
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon almond extract 
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 3 cups flour


Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond. Sift baking powder with flour and add flour mixture to the creamed mixture one cup at a time. The dough will be very stiff. Blend the last cup of flour in by hand. Do not chill the dough. Roll and cut out your shapes. Insert the sticks and bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Place cookies on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Be sure not to touch the sticks! Decorate the cookies to your liking.

21 comments :

  1. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. What a great gift idea, and cute, cute, cute....Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love this idea. So perfect for a hostess gift.

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  4. such a fun idea~ great for all the holiday parties coming up!

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  5. Yum! These are so cute! I love it!

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  6. so cute!! What a great idea, and they look tasty!

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  7. Such an adorable idea!

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  8. Super cute, easy, and such a fun idea! XO

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  9. Those look so pretty, and I love your nailpolish!

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  10. What a great idea for a party. Thanks or sharing.

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  11. What an amazing gift idea!!! Love love love your blog girl!!!



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  12. really great idea! I will be putting this one on my to do list!

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  13. Those are adorable. Would make wonderful gifts.

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  14. Adorable! Great idea. I'm definitely going to try it :)

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  15. So cute! I am a terrible baker, but I may need to try this!

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  16. Love how you decorated your cookie pops. So cute!

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  17. These are beautiful, nice job! I've never made cookie pops (or cake pops!). I like the hair fashions in the other post too. Thanks for visiting The Big Green Bowl, it's nice to meet you!

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