Tasty Tulips

by Marianne K. Hering

Gather

tulip pattern (click here to download)
pencil
cardstock (optional)
scissors
sugar cookie dough
butter knife
craft sticks
white icing
food coloring
green construction paper (optional)
glue or tape

Go

1. Print out the tulip pattern (download here) or draw your own on a piece of cardstock. Cut it out and use it as a guide for your cookies.
2. Roll out cookie dough into a circle that is 1/4 inch thick.
3. Place your tulip pattern on the dough. Cut around it with a butter knife.
4. Put three uncooked cookies at each end of a cookie sheet. Gently push a craft stick into the center of each cookie for a stem.
5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes.
6. Immediately remove cookies from the pan with a spatula. Place them on a sheet of waxed paper. Don’t pick them up until they’re completely cool.
7. Stir food coloring into icing to make spring colors.
8. Use a butter knife to spread icing on cooled cookies.
9. Add leaves cut out of green paper. Glue or tape them to the sticks.

This article first appeared in the April 1998 issue of Clubhouse Jr. Photo © Ron Nickel.