I wrote about my big baking week and mentioned making black-eyed susans. This cookie was found by Sissy in one of her children's cookbooks. We made some for the garage sale and the girls wanted to make some more. Here is how it's done.
First, you make a sugar cookie dough. Or cheat like I did and buy a packet, add butter and water, and make it much more quickly.
Next, add food coloring to your dough. We used yellow, but any color will do.
Then, you roll the dough into balls, about walnut sized, and refrigerate them for two hours.
Next, remove them from the fridge and make some snips about halfway into the ball. I make about 4 or 5 snips and then carefully spread apart a little. As this part bakes it spreads open to make the flower petals.
Then bake them at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and quickly add your chocolate stars or kisses to the centers of each flower.
There you have it. Pretty, black-eyed susan cookies.