Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Cookie Bouquet

Here's a fall sugar cookie bouquet I made for an older farmer's surprise birthday party last night.
His daughter loved it and wanted it placed right next to his chair and the bowl of birthday cards!

 I used a wonderful recipe for sugar cookies that turn out puffy and soft -- the icing is great too!
(See below -- compliments of my sister-in-law Lois!)
 I made round cookies into yellow and orange flowers.
I also made two different leaf shapes and decorated them with the same icing colors and sprinkles.
I placed the cookie on skewers and  bagged each one separately - tying the bag shut with fall colored curly ribbon. A fall mug completed the ensemble and made for a festive looking gift.

Soft Sugar Cookies
1 cup margarine - softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in water
4 tsp. baking powder
Mix together well and add (alternating between the two)
5 cups flower
1 cup milk
Pat out on floured surface and cut out with your favorite cookie cutter.
Place on un-greased  baking sheet
Bake for 10 min. @ 325 degrees.

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and add:
 milk 1 T. @ a time till desired consistency


Pam said...

How lovely and what a great idea! Thank you for the recipe!

Christa said...

They turned out great! I love the idea of cookie bouquets, but I've never actually done one.

Thanks for the recipe. I love sugar cookies - the softer the better.

Winnie said...

How fun and happy!! Bet he was so happy to recieve such a pretty and tasty gift. Soon I will start baking again since the weather is cooling down finally. I will try your recipe (thank you Lois!). I make sugar cookies all the time and even use them for favors, but mines are crisp. Can't wait to try a soft one!

Helen said...

that is pretty! must be delicious!

Jennifer said...

Mmmm, my mouth is watering! This vase looks so yummy!