Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Flower Pot Cookies

When I saw the idea of flower pot cookies on Pinterest, I knew I’d eventually end up  giving it a try! I didn’t have high hopes in all honesty. I thought there was a slim chance they might look cute but be huge Pinterest-fail / a waste of time. But who am I kidding: I am a bit too twee, and baking’s my favourite hobby (Besides reading. I’ve always counted reading as a hobby- although someone told me lately that reading “can’t be a pastime.”) so I gave them a go.  Warning: they’re a bit messy to eat.

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(Adapted from The Gunny Sack)

You’ll Need:
(For cookie pots)
Approximately 16 oz of cookie dough. The original recipe used Pilsbury’s plain sugar cookie dough. I used my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s from scratch but it’s fairly straight forward and delicious enough to be worth the extra effort.
cupcake tin
(For chocolate ganache)
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 cup heavy cream
(For decorating)
8-10 finely crushed Oreos
toothpicks
paper or wafer flowers (Wafer flowers are edible- which is what I’ve used.)

Preheat oven to 375 F. If you’re making your dough from scratch do it ahead of time, as it probably needed time to chill in the fridge. Grease your cupcake tin lightly and put about 1 tablespoon of dough into each cup. Make an indentation in the middle with your thumb and gently build up the dough cup.

Bake for about 12 minutes (or until golden brown). I found that you want to wait until they are completely cooled to try removing them from the tins. I ran a teaspoon around each cup after they’d cooled and they popped cleanly out. Set aside on a wire rack.

Make your ganache by bringing your heavy cream to boil. Add your chocolate to a heatproof bowl. Once the cream is heated, pour it over the chocolate and allow it to sit for a minute or two before you start stirring. Then stir until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool for about 10 minutes before spooning it into your cookie cups.

While your ganache is cooling crush your Oreos and assemble your flowers. I just snipped toothpicks off at the height I desired and gently pushed them through the back of the wafer flowers.

Finish your cookie pots by topping the ganache with crushed Oreos (the dirt) and by planting your flowers.

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  • Those are ADORABLE! Now I need to find out where to get wafer flowers in Germany.

  • So cute reminds me of those dirt cups filled with pudding and a gummy worm but classy. O and reading is a hobby that person just was being a butthead.

    • Ok I have to say butthead was the least offensive word I could think to put as a comment as I am very passionate that reading is a hobby, pastime, passion etc.

      • Right?! The argument was that everyone reads so reading itself is not a hobby. My counter-argument was that just because you can read doesn’t make you a reader. (If that makes sense.) Also, it’s my oldest and best hobby so maybe I was just being defensive 😉 x

    • Those were my favourite desserts ever. I’d always request them for special occasions. The combination of Oreos and chocolate pudding is such a winner. x

  • super cute! Twee away 🙂

  • They are adorable! Sound really yummy! I can imagine them being quite messy to eat but totally worth it I think!

  • Claudz

    These are too cute!

  • Ashley Angle

    These are really clever!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  • So cute! I bet they taste just as good as they look too!

  • Oh. Em. Gee. How stinking adorable are those?! They are ridiculously simple and cute to boot! I am book marking this for later.

  • Oh my gosh these are so cute, they look exactly like little pots! I want to take a baking class with you! (Also reading is totes a pastime!)xx

  • These are adorable, I love them!

  • Thanks Sara! xx

  • Haha, the kid stamp of approval is always a good one 😉 xx

  • So, so, so cute! Also: 1) you can’t ever be too twee. It’s not possible. Twee-ness = awesomeness. 2) Reading is TOTALLY a pastime. It passes the time, does it not?!? It’s a hobby just as much as fishing or video gaming. Clearly, I have strong feelings on this topic–don’t mess with an English major!

    • I should have used the argument that it passes the time! Darn it! Next time I’ll channel you! And thank you 🙂 xx

  • go ‘head! I would definitely see this pin and think, ‘there’s no way this isn’t a fail.’ deliciously cute…just like you!

  • How cute! They look absolutely delicious. I am totally pinning. 🙂

  • Oh. my. gosh. These look divine.

    And I disagree with whoever told you that about reading! Reading is my FAVORITE pastime!

  • Just woah! (And reading is SO a past time)

  • Em

    Ooh fun! I just rescued my muffin tin from storage in America to take back to Europe; this may have to be an initiating recipe!

  • So fun. Rob would seriously be a huge fatty if you were his wife. LOL. He would go crazy over your baking!

  • Oh my gosh, they look sooo good! I may have to make these for my friend’s end of summer party!

  • This is adorable and I need to make it, like, as soon as possible lol. So cute!!

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • Oh this is super cute! I might have to try it with the kiddies here 🙂

  • TheJessaOlsonBlog

    This is so cute. Seriously how to you make everything look amazing!!

  • this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. is it too late in the year to throw a garden party just so I can make these?

  • These look so fab! And er reading can be and is a past time! x

    • Thanks Ala! And right? His argument was that everyone reads… I dunno- it was a stupid point to me ! x

  • Marielle

    Wow, those are adorable. And the edible flowers make them even better! Reminds me when my mom used to make sugar cookie “bouquets”

  • um, those are ADORABLE.