Cookie Bouquet

These flowers are so simple and fun to create.  They would be a great substitute for real flowers as a gift or centerpiece.  You could put them on a cake or cupcakes.  They are built on top of cookies so I just left them on their own.

This cupcake decorating book was a gift from my daughter years ago.  These Flower Power cupcakes are topped with flowers made from candies, marshmallows and cookies.  All you have to do is assemble.  It’s so fun!  I modified the flowers depending on the ingredients I found when shopping at Target.   This would also be a great way to use leftover Easter candy.

Here are my ingredients during construction of the flower cookies. I used marshmallows and mini marshmallows, mini Chips Ahoy cookies, regular and mini M&M’s, Sweet Tarts, jelly beans, pink and yellow decorating sugars, and white chocolate chips.

You’ll need some white chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup is all you need for flower assembly.     Put the white chocolate in a baggie.  Do not zip it closed yet.  Melt it in the microwave 10 seconds at a time, massaging it a bit after each 10 seconds until its melted.  Mine only took 40 seconds.  If it hardens while assembling the flowers, just put it back in for another 10 seconds to soften.

 

To make this flower above,  zip the baggie, getting the air out, snip a corner off the baggie and squeeze a circle of white chocolate around a vanilla wafer.

Lay jelly beans in a circle for the flower’s petals.

Insert a Fruit Loop for the center.

 

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The book said to build these yellow flowers on a chocolate wafer, I built mine on .Oreo Thins.  It doesn’t matter except that this is the largest flower so build it on your largest cookie.  Put 1/4 Cup of colored sugar (you can buy this in the baking aisle)   Using scissors and  marshmallows, cut each marshmallow crosswise into 5 slices, letting the slices fall into the bowl of sugar.   As you cut, it squishes the circle of marshmallow into a petal shape. “Glue” them onto the cookie using the white chocolate, overlapping the petals a bit.  The book used 3 orange Runts in the center, I used one Sweet Tart.

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You get the idea now…this cookie is decorated with regular M&M’s and a mini M&M in the center.  I built mine on a mini Chips Ahoy, the book used a mini Nilla Wafer.

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I can’t believe I didn’t take a separate picture of the pink flower, but you can see one in the lower part of this photo above.  It is made by cutting mini marshmallows in half diagonally and letting them drop into the pink sugar.  You will see they take a petal shape when they are cut.  Arrange them on a vanilla wafer with the thinner end pointing out.  The book used a spice drop; cut and smashed down, as a center but I used a Sweet Tart.

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The book also used candy spearmint leaves which are so cute but I couldn’t find them.  They also ‘glued” pretzel sticks to the back of the flower for stems and stuck them in cupcakes.  I didn’t want to do cupcakes and a plate of these flowers got me plenty of oohs and aahs from my family without the extra sugar from cupcakes.

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