Flower Power Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Servings: 4 1/2 dozen
Prep Time: 1 hour 50 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Cream Cheese Flower Center Frosting, recipe follows
Colored sprinkles and sanding sugar, for garnish

Cream Cheese Flower Center Frosting:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Splash milk, if needed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract





In a large bowl, combine the butter, confectioners’ sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the chocolate to the butter mixture, beating until combined.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Gradually add to the sugar mixture, beating until combined. Divide the dough in half. Press each half into a 10-inch disk, wrap in heavy-duty plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch flower shaped cutter, cut out the dough. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan, and cool completely on wire racks. Pipe or spoon Cream Cheese Flower Center Frosting onto center of each cookie. Sprinkle with sprinkles or sanding sugar, if desired.

Cream Cheese Flower Center Frosting:

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

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Reader Comments:


I purchased the Paula Deen 12 c cookies mold backing pan but there wasn't any cookies receipe to go with it. I have been struggling through the internet searching. Can you please help me with this and recommend or send me the right receipe. I do NOT want to roll out cookies dough. The picture on the wrapper did not look like roll out dough.

By Doris Gardner on December 08, 2011


im looking to make an old fashiond white sticky frosting they used to make for wedding cakes all i remember is that they used to use the white of the eggs and the finish look was fluffy but if u were to touch it ,it would be sticky and they would put those diamond silver crystals,to decorate it. if u know what im talking about please let me know mothers knows what im talking about but dosent have a clue on how to prepare it please help thanks,belinda

By belinda on December 02, 2011


Flower power baby

By Rebecca on August 10, 2011


love them smile <3

By montanna luce on April 23, 2011

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