It seems that everyone wants to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. But after you get them, what can you actually do with them? They might smell great, but all they really do is sit there until it’s time to throw them away! Why not put a twist on a classic and give a bouquet filled with something they can actually use, cookies! Great to look at and to eat, this bouquet can make a great dessert/decoration to bring to parties or to give as a Valentine’s Day gift. Follow the steps below to make your own cookie bouquet:
You will need the following items:
- Dough for sugar cookies
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Wooden skewers
- A dry foam block (to be used as a base)
- A basket, bowl or jar (to be used as the vase)
1. Prepare Your Cookies
Make your sugar cookies and roll them out a little bit thicker than you normally would. You can cut them into different shapes, but we would recommend that you just cut them out into hearts for Valentine’s Day.
2. Add The Stems
Once your cookies are cut out, insert a skewer or sucker stick into each cookie. Try to push the skewer in far enough so the cookie will be stable, but don’t let it show through the other side. If your stick breaks through the other side, or if you make any other mistakes, you can easily patch it up by adding a little extra dough over it.
3. Bake and Decorate
Place the cookies with the stems in them on a cookie sheet and let them bake completely as you normally would. Once they are finished, take them out, let them cool off, and decorate them however you’d like (icing, sprinkles, etc.)
4. Set Up Your Base
Take your foam base and place it into a basket, bowl or jar. Stick the open end of your skewers into the foam block to make them stand like flower stems. If you’d like, you can cut the bottom of some of your sticks to alternate the height of your cookie flowers.
5. Apply The Finishing Touches
Cover the foam base with some paper filler and you’re all set! You can add accessories tying a ribbon around the base or adding a Valentine’s Day card to your display or something to personalize it however you’d like.