Daisy Sugar Cookies

Posted on March 23, 2013
Hi, Everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! I wanted to share my Daisy Sugar Cookies with you today, that I made to celebrate the arrival of spring! I love daisies, and every time I see them, I think of the movie, You’ve Got Mail, and the part where Kathleen says, “I love daisies. They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”And she was so right, they are such friendly flowers. There is something so cheerful and happy about them. Here’s the recipe for these Daisy Sugar Cookies…
(Recipe from Martha Stewart)
*Makes about 2 dozen cookies*
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 tbs milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
(Recipe from All Recipes)
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp light corn syrup
Food coloring
1. First, prepare your sugar cookie dough. In your electric mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. With the mixer running on medium speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet in three portions. Once you have a soft dough, shape it into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
2. Take your dough out, and roll it out on a floured surface to about an 1/8 inch thickness. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut out your shapes, and place them on your baking sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown very slightly. Cool completely before decorating.
3. Once the cookies have cooled completely, prepare your royal icing. Whisk all the ingredients except for the food coloring together (make sure it’s completely smooth and there are no lumps). You may need to add more milk or corn syrup, depending on the consistency you want. Add your food coloring in to get your desired color and decorate your cookies! (*Note: I doubled the royal icing recipe to have enough icing for all the sugar cookies that the recipe made)
“I love daisies. They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”
~You’ve Got Mail
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Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Reply S. @ The Captivating Life March 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Those cookies are so cheerful! I love how shiny the icing is. They look too pretty to eat!

    • Reply Maria March 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Emily Thompson March 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Wow, your icing job is amazing! I am always so impressed with the icing skills of others… mine NEVER looks that good :o) Would love to have to stop by my blog sometime :o)

    • Reply Maria March 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Emily! I’ll come over and visit you too! 🙂

  • Reply Six Sisters March 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

    These daisy sugar cookies are adorable and look YUMMY! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! And we are HUGE You’ve Got Mail fans! LOVE that show. We have a new sister website where you can submit your recipes and drive even more traffic back to your blog and make money too! MyRecipeMagic.com. Hope you’ll stop by! -The Six Sisters

    • Reply Maria March 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much! And I’ll definitely check it out!

  • Reply Emma Deirdre March 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Maria your right these are very cheery and perfect for spring! (Though it feels like Spring has yet to arrive here in Ireland!). Really enjoying reading all your previous posts! Look forward to following your posts in future!


    • Reply Maria March 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Thanks, Emma! All of a sudden it doesn’t really feel like spring anymore since it’s been snowing for hours! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn March 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Completely wonderful! My daughter was born in April, which is of course the month of the daisy…her favorite!

    • Reply Maria March 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Thank you, Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Hannah Evans March 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I love these! They look so great. I love the shape of the daisies, and the contrast between the bright yellow and pure white! Perfect for the Spring! Thanks for posting!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

    • Reply Maria March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks, Hannah!

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg March 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Marie, popping over from Made by you Monday – these cookies are just gorgeous! I love daisies AND cookies! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

    • Reply Maria March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Cindy!

  • Reply The Tablescaper March 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    These are amazing!

    Perhaps you’d care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

    – The Tablescaper

    • Reply Maria March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much! And thanks for the invite, I’ll come and check it out 🙂

  • Reply rebecca @ beurrista March 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Saw you at nifty thrifty- your cookies look absolutely amazing. Perfect, sunny, happy and delicious!

    • Reply Maria March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks, Rebecca!

  • Reply KC Coake March 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    What gorgeous cookies! I’m a Daisy Girl Scout leader…I think these would be so cute to give to my Daisy’s at the end of the year.
    Pinning this.
    Thanks for the cute idea.

    • Reply Maria March 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you! And these would be so cute for your Daisies! 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis @Around the House March 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Those cookies are the cutest, they remind me of some small pink plates I have that are the same shape…I will just have to try these cookies they look so sweet and delish…

    • Reply Maria March 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Phyllis! 🙂

  • Reply Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon March 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    These are darling. I will be trying these. I made a lemon crinkle last week in anticipation of Easter week – turns out they were sooo dry, I was so upset I baked a loaf of bread – (not too Eastery – is that a word?). I am working on a save, but I will probably stick to a tried and true like Martha. Again these are just darling.

    • Reply Maria March 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much! How sad about the lemon crinkle, I hate when that happens! I love using Martha Stewart’s recipes, because they always seem to work perfectly! Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of the week! 🙂

  • Reply Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon March 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Forgot to say I pinned these.

  • Reply Benlovesting March 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Oh my these look soooo good!!!

    • Reply Maria March 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Jocelyn March 27, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Daisies are one of my favorite flowers! I happen to think that I would like these cute daisy flowers even more!!!

    • Reply Maria March 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks, Jocelyn! 🙂

  • Reply Judy diyAddict March 28, 2013 at 4:08 am

    These are soo pretty.

    I am pinning this. I would like to invite you to join Pin It Monday Hop Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). You can share up to 4 post. That’s a lot of exposure to your blog. Followed you via Twitter, Pinterest, GFC and added you to Feedly. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to stop by and join us. I hope to see you there.

  • Reply SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla March 28, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Yum! … and so pretty too 🙂 Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  • Reply Bethany March 29, 2013 at 1:07 am

    So pretty! Each one looks perfect 🙂

  • Reply Lori Lehman March 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! These cookies are adorable, I just saw them on Pinterest the other day! Happy Easter, Lori


  • Reply Donna March 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Those are the cutest cookies ever! Lovely job!

  • Reply housewifehowtos March 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! It’s just starting to feel like Spring here, and I’m in the mood for bright colors. (I’m always in the mood for cookies. LOL) Am Pinning this because I want to try them, too. If you haven’t already done so, please come join my How-To Tuesday link party. It would be great to have you join!


  • Reply Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles March 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    These cookies are so sweet!! “You’ve Got Mail” is my all time, feel-good movie 🙂
    Thank you so much for partying with me, hope to see you tonight!

  • Reply Ruthie Knudsen March 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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  • Reply Pint Sized Baker March 31, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I love pretty sugar cookies! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining me at Two-Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see ya again tomorrow night.

  • Reply Robert Powell August 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    did you have to wait for the white icing to dry before adding the yellow? I love daisies, my favorite flower! thanks

  • Reply Dyana Sprayberry November 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

    That is a great movie, too.

  • Reply pearse December 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    does this dry hard and how is the taste compared to buttercream

    • Reply Maria December 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Yes, it dries hard. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid in the icing to get the consistency you want.

  • Reply Pascale Florestal December 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    i tried to make these cookies and the recipe was not that helpful my dough was way too sticky to even be rolled out….it took about an 1 hour and 20 minutes for it to be able to roll out

    • Reply Maria December 26, 2013 at 9:27 am

      That’s strange, I’ve been using this Martha Stewart recipe for several years. As the recipe says, you absolutely need to let it sit in the fridge (for a minimum of 30 minutes, but obviously if it’s still too sticky, you need to leave it in there for longer. You can even leave it in overnight, then work on the cookies the following day). If you want to speed up the process, you can put it in the freezer for a little while instead (just make sure you are watching it and you don’t let it freeze, just get firm).

  • Reply Nancy Kirtley January 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

    where do you find the choc buttons

    • Reply ahomemadeliving January 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      You could probably find some at a store that sells specialty baking supplies, or sometimes you can luck out and find some at a grocery store in the baking section… you can also simply just use white icing for the cookie centers.

  • Reply Riddhima Nair June 12, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for sharing the yummy unique cookies.

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