We just started working on our vegetable garden over the weekend, so this week seems like the perfect time to post my seedling cookies. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at these cookies ever since Sachiko of mimicafe posted her adorable fondant sprout cupcake toppers. It only took me two years to get to it! You can see Sachiko’s sprout cupcake topper tutorial on her YouTube channel.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these spring seedling cookies:
Roll out cookie dough (my Orange Vanilla Spice cookie recipe is available in my tutorial shop)
To give the “soil” some texture, pipe a swirl of brown flood consistency icing with a tip 3 and then dab the icing with a stiff brush. I’m using the square tip brush from the Wilton 3 pack. This is the same technique that I used to make the fur on my teddy bear cookie and the sand on my beach cookie.
Since there’s just a small amount of brown icing on the cookie, It should only take a few minutes for it to dry. Once it’s dry to the touch, pipe an outline of stiff consistency terra cotta icing with a tip 5.
Use a flat brush dipped in a little bit of cornstarch to flatten the icing so that it looks like the rim of a terra cotta pot.
To smooth it out, brush some cornstarch of a piece of parchment paper and lay it on top of the icing. Very lightly rub the parchment with your finger. Don’t press to hard or else the parchment will stick.
Brush off the excess cornstarch with a soft dry brush.
Pipe leaves with stiff green icing and a leaf tip 352. This process is shown in the roses and leaves video tutorial, which is available in my tutorial shop.
Allow the icing to dry about 6 to 8 hours before handling the cookies.
Here are some photos from my gardening adventures. That’s me helping to dig up the garden (my boyfriend finished the job after I dug up that little patch).
I was happy to see that we have hyacinths in our yard. We moved into our current house last June, so I didn’t even know these were here until now.
We’ll be ready to plant these seedlings once the weather warms up a little bit more. I’m very new to gardening, so this is all kind of experimental. Last year’s garden was thriving up until about mid August when everything started to die off. I’m hoping this year goes better. Wish us luck!
Broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, peas, tomatoes, basil, dill
Visit my cousin Cullen Boudreaux’s blog AndTopherToo (named after her sweet cat, Topher) to see what she’s growing at her home in Atlanta, GA.
Click on the images below for more spring cookies!