We have a lot of flowers/bushes to plant in our backyard this spring. Last summer, we expanded and reshaped some of our garden beds in the back and front of our house, and discussed taking a year to think about what we wanted to plant and how we’d want to landscape everything. Spoiler alert: we still have no clue! Well, I guess we have a general idea, but I do need to start seriously thinking about it before we miss our window to purchase the plants we want.
We have a couple areas in our backyard that are wonderful. Our house’s previous owners did a great job with the garden bed that drapes the side of our walkway to the back of our house. In the spring, daffodils bloom and the ground cover begins to bud. Closer to summer, our peonies grow and are so beautiful, and they are accompanied by a huge hydrangea near our garage. I look forward to seeing the peonies blossom every year. It’s my absolute favorite to watch the little bulbs burst open more and more each day.
All of this flower talk is getting me excited to visit local nurseries, put out our fairy garden and pick out the vegetables/fruits we will grow this year. And this spring we will have three mobile babies out in the yard with us!
While we wait for most of the plants in our garden to sprout and dream of the plants/flowers we will add this year, we’ve enjoyed eating these sweet and simple flower cookies indoors to celebrate spring. These cookies are made in a pinch and I love that they look like little daisies. You can plate them by themselves, or buy this edible grass I found at Target. So cool!
If you end up making these adorable cookies, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!
Spring Flower Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
- 12 butter cookies (the ones with the whole in the middle that are shaped like flowers)
- 2/3 cup of chopped white melting chocolate (chips are great too)
- 12 spring chocolate candies for the middle
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a clean, hard surface.
Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in between intervals with a spoon.
Dip the cookies completely in chocolate one at a time. I recommend taking them out using a fork because it helps getting off the excess chocolate. Place on the parchment paper and immediately add a chocolate candy to the middle. Repeat with the remaining cookies and chocolate candies.
Let the chocolate harden completely before serving.