my only-est girl turned 4 recently, and instead of doing a traditional cake, i decided to give her a flower pot filled with sugar cookies! she was thrilled with them, and it was super easy!
i started off using a package of sugar cookies from betty crocker, and made the recipe off the back for the cut-out cookies. (cheating, i know, but i was short on time). at Easter time, i found a wilton cookie pan mold with flowers on it. i filled the cookie tin with the cookie dough, stuck in the wilton cookie sticks at varying lengths and baked. it was super easy! and they came out beautifully once they cooled a bit.
i enlisted the help of daddy to decorate her flower pot, which i got at wal-mart for $3.99. he painted it with fireworks, flowers, fish, and a happy birthday sign along the top. i am glad he is artistic, because my painting would have been disastrous.
why the face? because of this:
there wasn’t any way he could fix it!
next i mad rice krispie treats and molded them into the pot. in retrospect, i should have used cocoa krispies to look more like dirt, but this worked.
i positioned some extra cookie sticks in the treats so that i wouldn’t have to force the actual cookies into hardened treats. i am very glad i did this, because i probably would have broken a cookie or two trying to get them in.
i decorated the cookies with various brands of cookie icing. quick drying proved to be the easiest to work with. they didn’t turn out too badly, although i think my creativity lacked immensely.
stinkerbell loved the way they smelled!! (who doesn’t love the fragrance of sugar cookies?) she kept ‘sniffing’ her bouquet!
everyone enjoyed eating them. they were HUGE, though. way more sugar in one sitting than my kids are used to. they had to go run it off outside for about 2 hours!
all in all, a success, i think! if you decide to make these, would you link to my blog and let me see them? i would love to have new ideas for the next time.