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Cut-Out Cookies in a Flower Pot

"I received this recipe at a Cake and Candy store when I signed up for a class. We made fall leaves and put them in a clay pot - they looked great! For best flavor results use pure Mexican vanilla the creme de la creme of vanillas. You will need about 6 dozen dowels, cut to approximately 6 inches (with some longer and some shorter) for cookie sticks."
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servings 126 cals
Original recipe yields 72 servings (6 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 86 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and mix well. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to batter and mix well.
  2. Chill 3-4 hours or overnight before using.
  3. Roll cookies out approximately 1/4 inch thick and insert cookie sticks at least 1/3 to 1/2 way into cookie.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. This dough keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
  5. Decorate as desired. Display 3-7 cookies in a 6 inch clay pot (depending on size of cookie). Weigh pot down with dried beans and cut a circle of Styrofoam to fit snugly into top. Add ribbons and enjoy.

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The BEST sugar cookie recipe I have ever tried. I have a suggestion however...mix your baking powder and salt with only 3 cups of the flour and add that first, then gradually add more flour unti...

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I did not care for this recipe!!! The dough was dry and hard to roll out. I did not use flour to roll out the dough because it would have made it more dry. I tried this recipe because I though...

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The BEST sugar cookie recipe I have ever tried. I have a suggestion however...mix your baking powder and salt with only 3 cups of the flour and add that first, then gradually add more flour unti...

I was a bit worried about these cookies on a stick. They felt so heavy and hard. After I had them frosted I counted how many I needed and I had a few extra so, I tasted one...they were very goo...

This recipe really stood the kid test. When I decided to make cookies on a stick for children to decorate at a Spring party, I was afraid that the cookies might fall apart as the children decora...

This is the only cookie dough I use for all my holiday cookies. The only change I made was switching the butter flavored extract with vanilla, or sometimes almond. Kudos!

I have just used this recipe to make '6' shaped cookies for my sons birthday party. I didn't follow the method given, I just threw all the ingredients into my food processor and then put it in ...

Not only did this recipe taste wonderful, the cookies stood up to the kids' decorating fun. And, this recipe also divides fabulously. EDITED: This is our go-to decorating cookie. This is the ...

Thanks for all of your compliments cooks! Andrea - I think maybe you cooked them too long. This cookie definitely should not get hard - they are firm, yet soft. All ovens are different. Maybe ...

I didn't do the craft, just made the cookies with my 2 1/2 year old daugheter. The only complaint I have is that they were very hard and we tend to like them a touch softer (not too soft though...

This is my standard sugar cookie recipe. I half it often and it turns out perfectly every time. They are delicious and if you roll them out to 1/4 of an inch, they are soft inside and crisp on...