Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House and Linqia. These views and ideas are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity.
My kids love when I bake them special treats. To celebrate the warmer weather and the start of spring, I wanted to make something extra special–Sugar Cookie Flower Pots with ice cream using Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready Cookie Sheets! Completely adorable– completely edible!
Because cleaning up giant messes is not really my thing, I do not bake cookies as much as I would like to. That’s why the Nestle Toll House cookie sheets are perfect for me. They are convenient and leave less of a mess than baking from scratch. They are easy enough that your kids can help too! My son likes cutting out the cookie shapes with it.
These packages come with two thin refrigerated cookie dough sheets, all ready for baking. I found them on an end cap or in the center bins in the refrigerated section everywhere I looked
What You Need
- Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready Sugar Cookie Sheets
- Pretzel sticks, the small ones
- Pretzel twists, the small ones
- Nestle Toll House white chocolate morsels
- Food dye (I used green, yellow, and red)
- Sugar crystal sprinkles (I used green and pink)
- Chocolate ice cream
- Mini muffin pan
- Squeeze bottles
- Wax paper
1. Set out the sugar cookie sheets. Using a 2″-round cookie cutter (or a little cup like I used), cut out circle cookie pieces.
2. Flip the ungreased mini muffin tin upside down and place the circle cutouts on the tops of the cup bottoms. Make sure they are centered. This is a simple trick to get adorable pots without having to shove muffin cups full (and it’s easier to clean!)
3. Follow the cooking instructions on the product packaging. As the cookies bake, they will spread to cover the sides of the muffin cups so there is no need to do this on your own. I set the cookies up in rows with empty rows in between, but you should be able to fill the whole pan if needed.
4. Once the cookies are done baking, gently pat the tops down flat and let cool for a couple more minutes on the pan outside of the oven. See how they have a rustic, pottery look? I love the somewhat lopsided sides!
5. While you are waiting for the cookies to cool, set up the pretzels on a piece of wax paper. The sticks will make the stems and the twists will make the tulip tops. Leave room in between each to add a chocolate leaf.
6. Melt some of the white chocolate morsels until smooth. Be careful not to overcook (there are instructions on the packaging.)
7. As the chocolate melts, carefully remove the sugar cookies> from the pan and set them onto a cookie drying rack to finish cooling.
8. Take out your melted chocolate and add dye it green (I used one drop of green and one drop of yellow) for the stems and leaves. Dip the pretzel sticks into the chocolate leaving a small area on the bottom if desired. Scrape off excess chocolate if needed.
9. Set the stems back onto the wax paper. Fill up one of the squeeze bottles with the remaining green chocolate then use it to add leaves to the flower stems.
10. Melt more white chocolate and this time dye it another color. I used one drop of red food coloring to make pink since I only had pink sprinkles, but you can make them yellow, purple, orange, or any other color you wish! Add this chocolate to another squeeze bottle and cover the flower tops with it. Add a little extra around the base of the pretzel twist and top of the pretzel stick so the flower tops stay in place.
11. If desired, you can add sugar crystal sprinkles. You can do this on the entire front design while it is still wet, or you can do what I did and add some extra details and cover those in sprinkles. To add the extra details, I just melted the remaining chocolate for about 10 seconds (you could also put the container in a little bit of hot water to re-melt.) Shake off the excess sprinkles.
12. Let the chocolate harden. In the meantime, fill the cookie pots with chocolate ice cream. You will need to let the ice cream soften just a little so that it is easier to fill the pots without breaking them. Be careful not to let the ice cream completely melt or it will make a big mess. Stick the pots into the freezer to make the ice cream harden back up.
13. After the ice cream is firmer, remove the pots from the freezer and carefully insert the pretzel flowers into the center. To avoid breaking the tops of the flowers off, insert by holding close to the base of the stem.
14. Stick the finished treats back into the freezer and serve when ready.
My kids had so much fun eating these tasty spring treats. They are a fun and delicious way to cool off on a warm day. Get your kids to help out! Let them cut out the circles and decorate the flowers!
-What’s your favorite color flower? Will you add sprinkles to yours?
Super cute idea for a spring snack! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Thank you! They were a huge hit with my kids.
what an adorable and yummy idea!!!!
Love this technique on baking on the pan upside down. The flowers look beautiful and delicious!!
Thanks Tiffany! They were so easy to make that way!
What a cute idea! The recipe for Fruit Dessert Cookies on the Nestle website also look yummy!
Thanks! It does!
Inside out chocolate strawberries
The apple pie dessert squares look easy enough!
pinwheel sugar cookies
holiday cookie tree
Bunnies favorite pizza
Fudge, because….well it’s FUDGE! and chocolate and well, I mean come on it’s FUDGE!
The chocolate chip easter baskets are going on my special easter treat list for this year! Thanks for the link!
the Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets are my favorite
Bunny’s favorite pizza
As usual you impress me with your creativity! Very cute idea and outside the box! Love it!
Thank you, Stephanie!
Springtime Bonnets is my favorite recipe on Nestle’s site – it’s so cute!
I liked the Easy springtime cheesecake
The dark chocolate cherry fudge looks amazing!
Spring shortbread cookie!
I really want to make a cheesecake this year, so the easy cheesecake recipe is the one I will be trying. It has been two years since I made one and this recipe is easy to follow. 🙂
I think the Springtime Bonnets are adorable! Honestly, I like your cookie cups better though!
Thank you, Christina!
We’ve had the fruit topped sugar cookie pizza several times and love it. Will be trying these cite flowers our with my little girl though for sure! Thanks for sharing!
The fruit-cookie pizza sounds amazing. Be sure to share a picture of the cookies!
I LOVE these Chipper Chick Cookies!!!!
These are so cute and look so yummy!!
These are so stinking cute. I think this might actually be something I can attempt. Too cute.
Thank you, Kira! If you do, be sure to come back and share how it went.
Everything looks so good! I would love to make the Inside-Out Chocolate Strawberries!! Drooling! Thanks so much!!!
Zesty Orange Cookie Cups look yummy
Sugar and chocolate pinwheels have always been my favorite.
They have a lot of really cute snacks and want something sweet now.
Pinwheel Sugar Cookies!
I like the Zesty Orange Cookie Cups
Bunny’s Favorite Pizza looks delicious!
I love the Springtime Cheesecake
The Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets look delicious!
I would love to try the Pinwheel Sugar Cookies
Double dipped cookie sticks sound yummy; )
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SUGAR & CHOCOLATE PINWHEEL COOKIES
Loved the Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets
“3 for 100” Mini Pumpkin Muffins
My favorite is Easy Springtime Cheesecake
I would love to try the Pumpkin Apple Dessert Squares.
I want to try the Springtime Cheesecake Nibbles.
Bunny’s Favorite Pizza
Lemon Blueberry Bundt cake
The Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake looks delicious!
ZESTY ORANGE COOKIE CUPS
Very cute . Would make a great Mother’s Day treat . Thanks for sharing. Pinned!
Thank you, Kim! It’s definitely a fun treat.
The chipper Chick cookies are adorable , but all of the Easter treats look yummy.
the Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets are so cute!
The ‘Egg-Ceptional Easter Cookies’ are absolutely adorable!
The Inside Out Strawberries look super yum!
the Fresh Fruit Dessert Cookies. I’ve had these before and they are so good
Oh man I love the sound of the Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies! Yum!
I like the fresh fruit dessert cookies!
Coconut Cookie Nests are my favorite
My favorite Easter recipe is the Coconut Cookie Nests.
The Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is my favorite.
the Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets are my favorite
the nestle Very Best Fudge looks awesome!
The Bunny cookie recipe looks great! The cookies look so cute and I think this would be a family favorite. I might even be able to get others to help “make” the bunny.
They ALL look so great.. But I think my kids would want me to make this one the most
I like the idea of doing cute things like you did, but I lack the patience so I think I’d go for the dark chocolate cherry fudge.
This is the cutest Sugar Cookies I have ever seen. What a great idea and you could also add some little extra’s in the pot. Thanks for the craft and the kids will love itl.
Thanks, Marnie! Yes, you could definitely add some more cookie crumbles or sprinkles or other things!
Great recipe and very creative! I can’t wait to make this for my niece.
Thank you, DJ. These are so much fun on a hot day or as an after school treat.