Flower Pot Cookies are easy to make and perfect for Spring baking! Everyone loves these cute treats with candy flowers in a chocolate pot on top!
Flower Pot Cookies made with soft sugar cookies topped with candies made to look like Spring flowers in a chocolate pot.
I couldn’t wait to share these darling flower cookies with you all! I saw the idea to use a halved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as a flower pot from an old Taste of Home Cookbook and everything else came together quickly after that. Using marshmallows as flowers is something I’ve also done for pudding cups- you can see my Spring version here and a Fall version here. It’s so fun!
I used a Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar cookie mix because it’s super fast and they taste great. You can also use our favorite recipe for sugar cookies here, or this recipe for Swig sugar cookies would be perfect as well!
What are flower pot cookies?
They’re a simple recipe that’s perfectly sweet and ready for Spring. Made with marshmallows, candies, and a chocolate mini Reeses cup, every bite is great, but these cookies look too pretty to eat. Grab the kids and have them make a field of their own flowered cookies or make them yourself for Easter or fun.
Flower Pot Cookies
-Cookies: To make this recipe easy you need to use 2 dozen cooked and cooled sugar cookies. This means you can make them homemade, or storebought dough. You may even find round sugar cookies in the bakery section of the grocery store saving you, even more, time and effort!
-Frosting: To give our cookies a nice background we want a light blue frosting, the recipe for which is included below.
-Jelly Beans: You will need 24 green and 24 yellow jelly beans. These will be the stems and the centers for our flowers.
–Mini Reeses Cups: We will need 12 Mini Reeses, but they will need to be sliced in half making a total of 24 pieces to go onto the cookies for the flower pot base.
-Mini Marshmallows: The number of mini marshmallows will vary, and I’m sure you may snack a little too, so grab a bag and ensure that there’s enough for all your needs.
-Sprinkles: You will want to use sugar sprinkles to give the marshmallow flower petals some color. Great colors to use include pink and yellow, but you can use other colors if desired.
How to make flower pot cookies
Prepare the frosting by whisking together 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, and 1-2 tablespoons of milk until the desired consistency has been reached. Whisk in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 drops of blue food coloring to get a great color.
Take your baked and cooled cookies and frost the tops with the blue frosting you just made.
Cut the Mini Reeses Candies in half and then place each half, cut side down onto the bottom of each cookie.
Arrange a green jelly bean lengthwise above the peanut butter cup.
Cut the mini marshmallows diagonally so that they look like mini diamonds. Then dip the cut side of the marshmallow into the colored sugar.
Arrange marshmallows over the green jelly bean in a circle with a black center.
Place a yellow jelly bean in the center of each marshmallow circle and repeat this process until all cookies have been made.
FLOWER POT COOKIES
- 2 dozen cooked & cooled sugar cookies
- light blue frosting recipe below
- jelly beans you'll need 24 green ones & 24 yellow ones
- Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 12
- Mini marshmallows
- colored sugar sprinkles yellow & pink
- Frosting recipe: Whisk together 2 TBSP softened butter, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1-2 TBSP milk until desired consistency. Whisk in 1/2 tsp vanilla and 2 drops of blue food coloring.
- Frost cookies with blue frosting.
- Cute mini Reese's cups in half and place each half towards the bottom of each cookie. Arrange 1 green jelly bean lengthwise above the peanut butter cup.
- Cut each mini marshmallow diagonally, then dip the sticky part into the colored sugar. Arrange the marshmallow halves around the top of the cookie in a circular shape, leaving enough room for the yellow jelly bean in the middle.
- Repeat the process for each cookie until you have an entire garden in your kitchen! ENJOY!
What can I use instead of jelly beans?
Jelly beans are great because they have a nice shape for the stem of the flowers but M&Ms and other colored candies could be used as well.
What else could I do to make these cookies unique?
You can take about 1/3-1/2 of the frosting mixture and dye it green and add it to the bottom of the background for grass and that would really help to add a nice summer feel although it would add a little more work on your part.
More summertime recipes you’ll enjoy!
- COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
- FRUITY SUMMERTIME TREATS
- BEST MARSHMALLOW BROWNIES
- ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHEESECAKE
- COTTON CANDY FUDGE
- STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM FLOAT
- BANANA SPLIT PIE
- COCOA PUFFS PUDDING POKE CAKE
- DIRTY CHERRY DR PEPPER FLOAT
- LEMON ICEBOX PIE
- COCONUT CHEESECAKE BARS
- PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS
- STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BITES
- RICH & CREAMY GRAPE SALAD
- RED VELVET BROWNIES
These might just be the most perfect summertime cookie. Serve up a batch for Mother’s Day, Easter, Spring, or throughout the summer, and the platter of flower pot cookies will always disappear.