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How to Make a Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet

Jan 19th 2023

Quick - what’s the most popular Valentine’s Day gift? While lots of advertising goes into promoting jewelry and flowers for Valentine’s Day, they are not the Valentine’s Day gifts that are given most often, according to a poll by the National Retail Federation.

In fact, only 21% of Valentine’s Day gift givers give jewelry and 37% of people buy flowers. Instead, it seems the most popular gift for Valentine’s Day is something sweet.

If you still want to give your sweetheart a bouquet for Valentine’s Day, why not make it a cookie bouquet? A Valentine’s Day cookie bouquet looks beautiful, tastes delicious and also makes a great party centerpiece.

To make your own cookie bouquet, follow these steps:

You will need:

  • Sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Heart or flower-shaped cookie cutter
  • Wooden skewers or freezer pop sticks
  • A block of florists’ foam (for the base)
  • A vase or jar (to hold the cookies)

    heart shaped cookie cutter, Love spatula, heart themed kitchen cloth

1. Make the Cookies 

Make your sugar cookies and roll them out a bit thicker than you normally would. The shape is up to you, but we recommend Valentine’s Day hearts.

2. Add the Stems

Insert a skewer or sucker stick into each cut out. Push the skewer in at least half way, or far enough so the cookie will be stable, but don’t let it poke through the dough. Most mistakes can be patched with a little extra cookie dough.

pink and white decorated heart shaped cookies

3. Bake and Decorate

Place your prepared cookies on a cookie sheet and bake. Since your cookies are thicker, they may need a little extra baking time than listed on the recipe or package directions. Let your baked cookies cool completely, then decorate them with icing, sprinkles and other cookie decorations.

4. Arrange Your Bouquet

Place your foam base in the bottom of your container. Stick the tips of your skewers into the foam block to make them stand like flowers. If you’d like, you can trim some of the sticks to alternate the height of your cookie flowers.

5. Apply Finishing Touches

For a professional look, wrap your Valentine’s Day cookie bouquet container in red foil or valentine tissue paper and secure it around the neck of the container with curling ribbon.

Remember someone sweet with something sweet this Valentine’s Day. A DIY cookie bouquet indicates you went out of your way to show your sweetheart how much you care.

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