Pansy Sugar Cookies

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Pansy Sugar Cookies

Dessert fit for a garden party! Colorful edible pansies turn simple sugar cookies into an elegant treat. Recipe makes about two dozen cookies.


1 stick softened unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar + extra for sprinkling on top

2 eggs (1 for dough, 1 for egg wash with whites only)

1 tsp vanilla or almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

Pansies for decoration



  1. Cream together softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  2. Add 1 beaten egg and vanilla or almond extract; mix well.
  3. Add all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder; mix until combined.
  4. Press dough into two balls so they come together, then flatten into disks and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll dough out to ¼-inch thickness and cut out circles with a cookie cutter. Transfer to baking sheet.
  7. Brush with whisked egg white wash and lightly press a pansy in the center. Brush on top with more egg wash and sprinkle with a little sugar. Repeat with remaining dough and cookies.
  8. Bake until very light golden, 8-12 minutes. Let cool 1-2 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
July 28, 2022
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