Rainbow posies

Food crafts are always a success with children. Kids especially like the part where they get to eat their work. With rainbow posies, there are plenty of chances to display creativity.

Ingredients

1 pk dough (cookie dough, 8 oz package)
  sugar (colored sugar, 4 different shades)
20 candy (candy drops, pastel mint works well)

Instructions

Preset the oven to 350° F allowing it to preheat.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Remove the cookie dough and separate into 20 cookies.

Place a cookie onto a cutting board and cut into 4 wedges.

Roll each wedge in a different colored sugar.

Place the wedges on the cookie sheet to form flower petals.

Continue with the remaining cookies in this same manner.

Place the cookies at least 1 inch apart on the sheet.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until the edges are just turning brown.

Remove the cookies and press 1 mint, point down, into the middle of each cookie.

Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute then move to wire racks to cool completely.

Total time
45 minutes
Cooking time
15
Preparation time
30
Yield
20 units

Notes

You don't have to limit the kids to just 4 colors. Coloring sugar is easy and the kids will have a ball choosing different food coloring to make their pretty posies. Let them use their imagination to create cookies that are bright, pretty and are a lot of fun to eat.

Simple posies

If you do not have colored sugar and mints, you can still make the posies dusting them with powdered sugar and placing a drop of jam in the middle. Not artistic, use a round cookie cutter with a shaped edge to cut rounds and place jam in the middle. As a last resort, use a cup, upside down, to cut round shapes.