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.


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


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
Preparation time
20 units


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.