Buttery Cookie Flowers
35 min
1 hr


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Assorted spring-colored decorator sugars

Jelly beans or other small candies, if desired

Yellow or white icing pen or decorator icing, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 36 mini muffin pan cups lightly with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add orange juice and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 36 (about 1 1/4-inch) balls. Roll in decorator sugars. Place into prepared muffin pan cups. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut each ball almost in half, using kitchen scissors (do not cut all the way through). Cut each half into 3 petals.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set in center and tips are just beginning to brown. Cool 5 minutes in muffin cups; remove to cooling rack.

  6. STEP 6

    Attach jelly beans to centers of cookies with small amount of icing, if desired.

Tip #1

- Cookies can be cut with a knife, but separate the petals before putting into muffin cups.

Tip #2

- Tint your own sugar by placing desired amount of sugar in container with tight-fitting lid. Add few drops of food color. Replace lid; shake until well mixed.

Tip #3

- For variety, use portion of dough to make cut-out flower cookies; decorate as desired. For decorating ideas and frosting suggestions, click on these recipes: Springtime Butter Cookies, Blossom Cookies or Orange Blossom Cookies.


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  April 05, 2013

My cookies did not open up like in the picture. I chilled and then cut petals. any suggestions on how to improve?

— says christina
Test Kitchen Comment April 08, 2013

After chilling the cookie dough 10 minutes and cutting it as the recipe states you may need to slightly pull open the petals, particularly if the cookie dough is very firm. Make sure, too, to cut into the cookie far enough so the petals will "open" while the cookie bakes.

— says Cindy
  March 23, 2013

What a great cookie recipe. Turned out just like the picture. I would give a perfect rating, especially since I am not a great baker.

— says cheryl
  March 10, 2013

Linda, this is cute for u to make for EASTER for the kids... I thinmk they sell grass plans in LOEWS.

— says linda
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