DAISY COOKIES/ April Showers Bring May Flowers

In the spring when it rained, this was a common expression during my childhood. I rarely hear anyone say it these days. Back then when I was in elementary school, I thought how cute…. it rhymes. Honestly, I was not concerned with spring flowers but wanted April to end, so May could come, then June and the last day of school and summer would not be far behind.

Well, it’s May and the flowers in the garden have come back to life. The pansies planted in September, which seemed to die over winter, are now full and brightly-colored. The hydrangea has lots of leaves and the blooms are just waiting to make their grand entrance. The dusty millers which are sold as annuals are now entering their third season.

So, what says spring more than a daisy? Here’s my first cookie of spring! There will be more spring-themed cookies in future posts. Stay tuned!

Daisy Cookies
Daisy Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining tinted with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Bright White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #3
CK Yellow Sanding Sugar
Hint: Before baking, make a circle in middle of cookie from the hole insert of a donut cutter.

Outline circle in middle of cookie with #3 tip in yellow icing. Let sit 5 minutes.

Flood center with white icing.

Sprinkle center with yellow sanding sugar.

Gently brush away excess sugar.

Outline petals of cookie with #3 tip in yellow icing. Let sit 5 minutes.

Flood petals with white icing. Let dry 30 minutes.

Pipe yellow detail onto petals. Let dry overnight.





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  1. Beautiful Joan! I love it, congratulations!

  2. Joan...I am looking at this step by step tutorial and I am just in awe! Your cookies are always so PERFECT! And these pretty daisies are so perfect for spring! : )

  3. Anne, thanks. See how simple these are to decorate? Anyone can do it. Thanks for stopping by the clinic.

  4. I wish I had the skills to make beautiful cookies like these! They really make me smile. : )

  5. Monica, Thanks for your kind remark. There is a bit of a learning curve for decorating cookies but it just takes a little practice.


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