Thursday, May 8, 2014

Easy Ranunculus Cookies

by Darla

Easy Ranunculus Cookies from BakingdomThe Hubster is currently teaching me to play chess. I mean, I basically know how to play…you know, all the pieces and the moves they can make, but that’s about it.

Here’s the thing, though…I’m hating it.

Not because I don’t like playing. And not because I think it’s boring or anything like that. It’s just that, and I’m a little bit not proud of this, but…I just hate losing. I WANT TO WIN.

The thing is, I’m not like ridiculously competitive or anything, it’s just that…with most games, there’s a good chance I could win. I mean, I’ve got a fighting chance. But with chess…losing, at least for now, is basically inevitable. I’m no good.

It’s not just losing the game, though…I don’t want to lose ANY PIECES. None. At all. So I get all defensive and cornered, and then I lose everybody.

No wizard chess set would ever trust me enough to let me use them.

Well, now, the Hubster has taken pity on me and told me that he’ll pick me up Scrabble or Boggle tomorrow. I’d be insulted, but word games are my forte, SO BRING IT ON.

I’m off to lose another round of chess, but don’t feel bad for me – by this time tomorrow, I’ll be the reigning Scrabble champ, so I’m cool with it. In the meantime, you guys check out these fun cookies. :)

I’ve been thinking on these flowers for awhile now. I love ranunculus, and I’ve been wanting to out them on cake, or cookies, or basically anything with sugar in it. I decided on cookies, because cookies. Obviously.

When I say these are easy, I’m not exaggerating. They really are. They’re ridiculously easy.

Spring Frosted Sugar CookiesHere’s how easy there are:

Step 1: spread frosting on the cookies. You can give them a little swirl or spiral with a spatula, if you want. Or you can make them smooth. I went with a bit of texture.

Step 2: using a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #3 writing tip (or the equivalent), spiral lines of a contrasting color of frosting all willy-nilly. You’re going for an abstract or a rustic-type look, so don’t agonize over perfection. The more perfect you make these, the less natural they look.

Easy Ranunculus Sugar Cookies from BakingdomThe last little detail I added were a few little green leaves on the edges of the cookies. So simple, but so pretty.

Easiest Flower Cookies from BakingdomI’m telling ya… Easiest. Flower cookies. Ever.

These are perfect for spring. April showers have passed on by, so bring on the May flowers! They would be perfect for Easter, especially fabulous for Mother’s Day, and they’d make great teachers’ gifts, as well. Plus, they’re so fun and easy, kids can even get in on the decorating!

Enjoy!

1 recipe Rolled Sugar Cookies, or store-bought cookie dough
1 recipe Vanilla Buttercream, or store-bought vanilla frosting

Simple Ranunculus Cookies from Bakingdom

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 maya May 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

i love it what a good& easy idea thanks alot :) can i use royal icing or crusting butter cream cheese frosting?

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2 Darla May 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I think either of those would work beautifully. :)

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3 Cameron May 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Those do look pretty. I may need to sit down and make them for my next board game party.

Speaking of board games, you and your husband should try out Lords of Waterdeep. Very fun game that lets you make interesting and tactical choices (like Chess), but it isn’t about destroying your opponent’s pieces (unlike chess). It works great for 2 people all the way up to 5.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110327/lords-of-waterdeep

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4 My Linh May 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

These look so cute ^^ Love the color combinations!

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5 Kathy McBride May 9, 2014 at 12:58 am

What colors did you use for the frostings & piping?

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6 Darla May 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I just used plain white frosting on some, then added small amounts of blue, yellow, and pink for the various flower colors. I made the lines with grey frosting (a small amount of black coloring), and finished with green for the leaves.

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7 Johlene May 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

I love these they are so cute!!!

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8 IFeelCook May 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

So simple and cute!

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9 Renee @ Awesome on $20 May 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

My husband is always trying to get me to play chess, and I always refuse. I’ll never win. I have no gift for strategy. Can’t we just play apples to apples?

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10 miss messy May 14, 2014 at 6:29 pm

These are adorable :) What a super idea! I hate losing my pieces in chess too!

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11 ami@naivecookcooks May 16, 2014 at 12:43 am

Such beautiful pastel coloured cookies!

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12 Glory/ Glorious Treats June 3, 2014 at 5:02 am

I don’t know how I missed these until now, but I crazy love them!! So pretty!!

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