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Happy Sunflower Cookies

Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table I think I may have mentioned quite a few times that I love sunflowers! They make such a presence with their size and cheerfulness that you just have to take notice. They make me happy. 🙂 I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I can grow sunflowers. One year my son and I had such a fun time watching one of out giant sunflowers growing. It was so tall that we needed a ladder to get a good look at it. 🙂 Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table Our sunflower garden from the past and my cookie inspiration. I really need to plant some again ASAP! Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table

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One happy sunflower with its face turned toward the sun, of course.

Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table

A cookie sunflower garden. 

Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table

I made a couple of bigger sunflowers too.

Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table

One more for good measure.

Happy Sunflower Cookies

Ingredients:

Sugar cookie dough

Royal icing

Chocolate brown AmeriColor food gel

Sky blue AmeriColor food gel

Leaf green AmeriColor food gel

Gold AmeriColor food gel

Black Foodoodler food coloring marker

Brown Foodoodler food coloring marker

Wilton leaf tip #67

Wilton tip #3

Small round cutter

“Tall” cookie cutter (Mine is 4.5-inches by 2-inches from Whisked Away Cutters)

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Directions:

1. Bake cookies according to recipe.

2. Make royal icing according to recipe.

3. Divide royal into four parts, tinting one part blue, one part yellow (gold), one part green and one part brown.

4. Outline and fill the entire cookie with the blue royal icing (#3 tip), and allow it to dry completely.

5. Use a small round cutter and brown food marker to trace a circle for the sunflower.

6. Outline and fill in the brown circles with the brown royal icing and a #3 tip. Let dry for about 30 minutes.

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7. Using the leaf tip, and a thicker yellow/gold royal icing, apply the petals around the brown center with the leaf tip (#67).

8. Use the green royal icing (and #3 tip) to make a stem on the flower, and a thicker green icing for the green leaves with the leaf tip.

9.  When the brown has completely dried, add the facial details with the black food marker.

HAVE FUN!

For more sunflower treats, click HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Happy Sunflower Cookies, Lay The Table

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