Marshmallow Berry Flower Cookies for Easter!

Marshmallow Berry Flower Cookies | MomOnTimeout.com Buttery cookies are filled with a marshmallow berry filling and topped with Easter candies - so pretty! #Easter #cookie #recipe

Aaagghh!  Can you believe Easter is sneaking up on us so quickly?  Reece was just asking when his Spring break is and I realized that it’s only three weeks away which means Easter is coming up fast!  We always make a big deal out of Easter here at our house.  Since we’re the only ones with kids, the whole family ends up at our house for the CRAZY Easter Egg hunt and lunch.   I loved Easter Egg hunts growing up so I always make them super special for the boys.  When I was growing up we had tons of cousins and we would go to my Grandma’s every year for Easter.  My Uncle Tim would hide a $20 bill in one of the eggs and let me tell you, it was quite the competition!  There was no casual strolling around looking for eggs.

No.  It was a mad dash.  And of course to make it fair, we were sent out youngest to oldest so that the little cousins had a fair shot too.  That’s just how we roll.  I vividly remember the year I found the “golden egg” – I think I thought I’d won the lottery!  Twenty bucks is a lot to little kids!  Well, I haven’t been putting that much in our eggs but I do like to put some spare change and watch the boys get all excited when they pick up an egg that “jingles” – too fun!  Over the years I’ve developed strategies for filling our 150+ eggs each year and coming up with ideas that AREN’T candy – we get enough sweets during the day!

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I always like to make lots of yummy treats for Easter.  The lunch meal is always pretty much the same: ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, etc.  But where I can really experiment is in the dessert arena.  I think there are definitely expectations when people come to my house for a meal.  They expect the food to be outstanding and there to be lots of it.  And, hey – I don’t like to disappoint :)

I headed to Cost Plus World Market last week to get some inspiration for this year’s Easter Extravaganza because I knew I would find something special for this year’s Easter party.  I was not dissapointed!  World Market is one of my favorite stores to go to – particularly for the holidays – because they carry so many items that you just can’t find elsewhere.  The aisles are filled with all kinds of fabulous products that I just L.O.V.E.!

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I mean, they literally have an entire area devoted to Easter Baking!  Come to mama my pretties!

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Well I loaded up on the good stuff, full of inspiration and excited to get to baking!  I knew I wanted to make a filled cookie and the Marshmallow Fluff was calling my name over at World Market.  To make it more Easter-y and more yummy, I picked up some of this intriguing Scottish Thee Berry Preserve to mix in with the marshmallow fluff.  It actually makes the fluff easier to work with and tints it a pretty pale pink.  I also picked up this offset spatula and am now wondering how on earth I EVER lived without it?!?

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Time to make the cookies!  These cookies take only four ingredients are are so light and buttery – just delicious!  The marshmallow berry filling really takes them over the top.  I found a pretty cookie cutter at World Market that I used for the cookies.  I made cutouts on half of the cookies so I would have space to add my pretty decorations.  I also picked up so me Candy Coated Choco Almonds, Pastel Pearl Nonpareils and Jelly Beans to decorate the cookies.

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I finished decorating the cookies and then poured some jelly beans onto my new cake plate {LOVE!}  Genius!  I love how the cookies pop against all that color!

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I think these Marshmallow Creme Flower Cookies are going to steal the show this year.  Buttery cookies filled with marshmallow fluff and three berry filling and topped with pretty candies – yep!  Gorgeous!   And see that cute lady bug and frog?  Those came in packs of six and there were lots of different ones to choose from.  What a fun way to decorate different platters and plates for Easter!  I also got some for the baskets!

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After I filled my cart with yummy Easter baking supplies, I got sidetracked over in the furniture.  You are not going to believe what I saw there and am now wondering where I can put it….a teal armless velvet chair!!!  You all know teal is my color!  I petted the chair for awhile and dreamed of it living in my home and then sadly moved on.  Now of course when I’m shopping at World Market I HAVE to pick up some stuff for the boys.  I mean, they have so many cute things!  The baskets are an absolute steal at $4.99 – that includes the basket, filling, a clear plastic bag to wrap it in, and a tie.  Ridiculous right?.  I picked up two and lots of fun stuff for the boy’s Easter baskets.  Loving my new apothecary jar.  I can’t wait to finish filling it with Easter treats!

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See those cute place mats under the basket and cake stand?  Yep.  Got one in every color.  They’re going to be perfect on my Easter table!  Such cute napkins too!

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What are some of your Easter traditions?

Marshmallow Berry Flower Cookies

Marshmallow Berry Flower Cookies

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 2 cups flours
  • 12 Tbls {3/4 cup} butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Marshmallow Berry Filling:
  • 7.5 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 2 Tbls Three Berry Preserves

Instructions

  1. Cookies:
  2. Put flour and butter in food processor and pulse until mixture resembles small crumbs.
  3. Add in the sugar and egg yolk and process until the mixture begins to form a dough. The dough will still be crumbly.
  4. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it comes together and is smooth.
  5. Wrap up in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  7. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut out cookies with cookie cutter. If you are doing cutouts, do half of the cookies whole, and half of them with a cutout.
  9. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or just until you see a little color. Do not over bake!
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Marshmallow Berry Filling:
  12. Combine marshmallow fluff and preserves in a small bowl.
  13. Once cookies are cooled, spread 1 Tbls of filling onto bottom cookie and place another cookie on top. Top with decorations of your choice or leave plain.
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I am so excited for Disney’s OZ The Great and Powerful coming to theaters March 8, 2013!  We have been watching the trailer with the boys and it looks so amazing!  Can’t wait!  You can even experience it in IMAX 3D.   Right now you can enter to with with the The Great and Powerful Sweepstakes presented by World Market!

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Comments

  1. These are great cookies Trish! Fluff and preserves – you’re my hero. I love World Market!

  2. Beautiful, Trish! We spent our weekend making (and eating) lots of Easter treats too. Spring can’t come soon enough!

  3. Yum! Those look good! I love that you put marshmallow fluff in them. And the baskets are wonderful!

  4. What a great Easter cookie! Love the way the candies look on the top. I do believe a trip to World Market is gonna be happening within the next week…I can’t resist cute stuff for baking!

  5. These are absolutely adorable and I love your presentation!

  6. Ooohhhh…Fluff. You had me at fluff. Haven’t even given that a thought since I bought years ago for my girls (who are now adults…wow….hello world, I am getting old!) I do believe I see a jar of fluff in my grocery cart very soon to make these! Yum!

  7. These cookies are so pretty, and great photos. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. These look so colorful and yummy! Cute idea with the jelly bean tray. (Perfect for Easter.)

  9. Fluff and preserves…what a great idea!! Looks like you found some pretty awesome stuff at World Market.

  10. Beautiful! Creative! Looks oh so yummy:) My daughter was looking over my shoulder saying,”Wow! Look at the jelly beans on the cookie!” Definitely a win with my kiddos.

    Visting from Pint-sized Treasures

  11. Forgot to say, pinned this–twice:) Also, following via Twitter and Pinterest. Love your blog decor as well. Fun and not too busy and cluttered. Keep up the good work!

  12. Such a cute idea and NO i can’t believe Easter is on it’s way already… :P

  13. So colorful and pretty, this is perfect for Spring approaching. Definitely lifts my spirits up.
    I saw Oz in 3D and I LOVED IT. I don’t usually like 3D movies but my dad refuses to go to the movies unless it’s a 3D movie haha so I went with my parents and I thought it was SOOO good! What’d you think?

    I saw this post on the Tuesday Talent Show linky party. I’d love for you to check out a recipe I linked up too, it’s perfect for Pi Day tomorrow- it’s a traditional Polish Apple Pie called Szarlotka but with less sugar than original. Hope you have a great rest of your day, dear! :)

  14. Oh my gosh… these are just adorable! Very springy and fun! Thanks for sharing they yumminess at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!!!

  15. Julie Wood says:

    These cookies are so adorable, and with Easter being late this year on April 20th, I will be able to make these for a dessert for my family! Thanks for sharing!

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