Spring Tulip Cookies

Spring flowers… and pretty cookies, two of my favorite things are even better together!  Kick off spring with this fun project, and then share some spring sweetness with your family and friends.  These pretty cookies are sure to brighten anyone’s day!  With just a few bags of icing, you can create these simple, yet beautiful tulip cookies.

Let’s get started!

First you’ll need a batch of cutout cookies, made with my Sugar Cookie Recipe.

The cookie cutter shown was from Crate and Barrel last year, if you can’t find it, try something like THIS, THIS or THIS.

Prepare a batch of Royal Icing.

Color the icing as desired (I made green, yellow, pink and purple).  For the cookies shown I prepared just one bag of each color, and thinned it to a medium consistency (a line drawn through the bowl of icing heals in 15-20 seconds).  I used a #2 tip with each color to outline and flood the cookies, then switched tips to a #1.5 for the detail on the tulip petals (this is optional, you could keep the #2 tip on the whole time)

How to Decorate Simple Tulip Cookies

1.  Outline and flood the stem and leaves.  Repeat with several cookies to allow this area to set up a bit before adding the next color.

2.  Outline and flood the tulip flower.  Allow the green base and colored tulip flower to dry completely before moving to the next steps (6-8 hours).

3.- 4.   When the base icing is dry, outline the green leaf and stem.  Place the cookie on a paper plate and sprinkle with green sanding sugar.

5.  Shake off excess sanding sugar, or use a small, dry paint brush to dust off and excess sugar.

6.  Outline the tulip flower as desired.  Allow to dry before packaging.

*Note- If you don’t want to wait overnight before finishing the cookies (as is necessary to copy this exact design) feel free to skip the sanding sugar, and simply outline the stem and leaves with green icing.  This can be done after the base icing has dried 1-2 hours, and is set.

To create cookie “pops” as shown in the photos above, you can bake a cookie stick into the cookies as I’ve shown HERE, or you can simply use a bit of royal icing as glue to attach a wooden coffee stir stick to the back of the cookie.

Below you can see how I packaged some of the tulip cookies to give as little gifts.  I’ve done complete posts on this style of decorative cookie packaging HERE and HERE.

Happy Spring Decorating!

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45 Responses to “Spring Tulip Cookies”

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    Nisha — March 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Lovely!!!

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    Stephanie — March 19, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I am always so impressed with the beautiful and precise detail of your decorating. Just beautiful!! :)

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    manu — March 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Beautiful tulips!!
    Have a nice week

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    Tracy @ Pale Yellow — March 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Beautiful cookies! They are perfectly simple, elegant, and springy! Thanks for sharing.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 19, 2012 at 3:38 am

    These are absolutely stunning! Perfect for spring!

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — March 19, 2012 at 4:07 am

    they are so cute, just adorable, and I think I could even do them. Well with wriggly lines, but still, I could!

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    mireia badia — March 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Those are just beautiful!!!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — March 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

    So pretty and sweet! It has felt like spring for a while in Virginia and what a perfect way to celebrate that :)

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    Cookbook Queen — March 19, 2012 at 6:46 am

    So perfect for Spring…love it!!

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake — March 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I love the cookies, and I love the packaging! So pretty!

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    Joy Adams — March 19, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Beautiful. I love these cookies. They make me think of Easter, which is just around the corner. (The second picture on this post did not load. I am not sure why, it is most likely a problem with my compter.)

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    Elizabeth — March 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

    These are PERFECT! I especially love the sanding sugar.

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    Carrie — March 19, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Perfect outlining.

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    jennifer Greening — March 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Glory – I don't know how you do it, but EVERYTHING you do is SO PRETTY!!!!! I just love your photography, the colors you use in your cookies, your packaging, everything!!

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    Valerie — March 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

    What a wonderful idea! Love the colors you used, they look absolutely delicious and delightful!!

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    Sue — March 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

    They are beautiful, Glory! I need to make some for my tulip-lovin' daughter!

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    Sandra — March 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful work!

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    Karly — March 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

    These are so pretty, Glory!

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    Karen - Trilogy Edibles — March 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    these are fabulous!

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    Creative corner with Nina — March 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful!!! they are so cute…

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    Modern Frills — March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    love the tulips:)

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — March 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Lovely cookies, the colors, the presentation and how you pack all of them are so beautiful.
    You are starting spring, I'm starting autumn, but flowers are always welcome.

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — March 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I'm so ready for Spring! These help a lot! So pretty. :)

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    Christine — March 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    super cute!

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    Geni — March 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Absolutely delightful!

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    Montreal Confections — March 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Very pretty Glory but I have to say tonight I could use one of the cocolate cupcakes from your banner.

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    Daphne — March 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    They just look like the real tulips, lovely^^

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    Theresa Murphy — March 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love these they are so pretty and cute!!

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    Carrie's Creations — March 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    These are super cute Glory! I am dying to dive into the pastels for spring, it's my favorite.

    As far as the bagging, I have tried your method twice now and have had such a hard time.. they turn out so nice it ends up being worth it, but I don't think I could do more than 2 doz or so like that!

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    Rosa — March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Muy bonitas !
    Besos

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    The BearFoot Baker — March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I want to plant flowers now!!! Or, I could eat yours:)

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    Hopeful — March 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    You are so creative! I love how cheery all your posts are. This gives me the spring fever.

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I just adore these cookies! They are so pretty for spring and I love them in the individual wrappers. So cute!

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    christina @ ovenadventures — March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    tulips are my favorite flower. these are just beautiful.

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    JulieD — March 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This is so cute, Glory!! I love the little baggies you made for them! :)

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    Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — March 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful!

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    CookieD-oh — March 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Very cute! Yay Spring!

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    Lissa (Bellenza) — March 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    So adorable! Just have to share this link on our FB page. Happy spring!

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    Miss Candee — March 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    They look lovely! That would be a perfect gift for my son's teachers :-)
    I really like the wrapping too.

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    Darla | Bakingdom — March 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Beautiful! I have so much practice to get in with royal icing. These would be a great cookie to start with. :)

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    Audrey — March 28, 2012 at 7:00 am

    These are super cute!!

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    Leah {Sweet and Sour Showers} — April 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I love these cookie flower pots! I was wondering what exactly you used for grass or where you found it. Thanks!

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    Gina — April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Can anyone tell me how the flowers made of candy (looks like m&m’s) are accomplished?

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