Super Easy Garden Stone Cookies for Any Celebration!

Let’s make some cookies that look like garden stepping stones!  What I love about is easy cookie decorating idea is that you can customize the garden stone cookies for any event or theme.

We traditionally think of making stepping stones on holidays and milestones.  Wouldn’t it be fun to add an edible version to the celebration?  Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays, anniversaries…Garden Stone Cookies to Celebrate Mother's Day

Grab the kids, some cookies, frosting, and candy, and let them get creative making sweet Garden Stone Cookies.  The decorative stepping stone cookies we are making today are for Mother’s Day!

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How to Make Garden Stone Cookies

The idea for these cookies is based on a full size edible version of a garden stepping stone on Hungry Happenings – Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge Garden Stones. 

It started me on a path to creating more edible rocks out of these ingredients:

When blended together, they really do have the appearance of stone!

Little hands will have an easy time decorating these cookies. Kids can be artistic or messy, just as long as they are having fun!

Garden stones can be decorated in so many different ways with candy like:

The goal is to make something fun & festive for whatever holiday you are celebrating.  Today let’s do something for mom on Mother’s Day.
Garden Stone Cookies

Stepping Stone Cookie Ingredients

  • 18-24 store bought or baked sugar cookies (I made 18 (3 1/2 inch cookies)
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Frosting*
  • Optional: 1 or 2 Oreo Cookies
  • Candy to decorate cookies

*You could also just crush up some Oreo Cookies into white frosting.

Garden Stone Cookies to Celebrate Mother's Day

Directions for Making Garden Stepping Stone Cookies

Step 1

Set the cookies on a cooling rack set over a piece of parchment or wax paper.

Step 2

Open your tub of  Cookies ‘n’ Cream Frosting, and stir in the crumbs. If you want a darker shade of grey for your garden stone cookies, crush one or two more Oreo Cookies, and stir them into the frosting.

Step 3

Spoon frosting into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 20 seconds, then stir. Heat for another 20 seconds, then stir. If the frosting is thin enough to pour, it’s ready, if not then heat it for 10 second increments, stirring after each until it’s ready.

Step 4

Pour frosting over cookies, using a spoon to spread it out if needed. You may need to re-heat the frosting as you are working. Allow the frosting to set for about 20 minutes.

Garden Stone Cookies to Celebrate Mother's Day

Step 5

Now the kids can have fun using candy to decorate their cookies to look like garden stones.

How to Store Garden Stepping Stone Cookies

The cookies will stay fresh for a few days if stored at room temperature.  Place them in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

Yield: 2 dozen

Easy Garden Stone Cookie Recipe

Frosting Garden Stone Cookies

This is part easy kids craft and part easy cookie decorating! Create the perfect addition to any celebration by making these garden stepping stone cookies that are so fun to decorate.

Cook Time 1 minute
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18-24 store bought or baked sugar cookies (I made 18 (3 1/2 inch cookies)
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Frosting (or white frosting with crushed Oreo cookies mixed in)
  • (Optional) 1 or 2 Oreo Cookies
  • Candy to decorate cookies - M&M’s, Skittles, Candy Coated, Sunflower Seeds, Chocolate Rocks, Reese’s Pieces, Starburst, Confetti Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Set the cookies on a cooling rack or parchment paper ready to decorate.
  2. Crush the Oreo cookies in a plastic bag making cookie dust.
  3. Open the frosting and stir in some cookie crumbles and dust until the frosting is the shade of grey you desire.
  4. Spoon the frosting into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 20 seconds then stir. Heat another 20 seconds then stir. Continue until frosting is thin enough to pour.
  5. Pour frosting over cookies using a spoon to spread it out if needed. Let the frosting set for about 20 minutes.
  6. Decorate like garden stones!

More Garden Stepping Stone Fun

Now that you have yummy Garden Stone Cookies for your celebration, why not make a real garden stepping stone that will last forever in your garden. 

Make your own garden stepping stone for Mothers Day - Kids Activities Blog
Now we can make a REAL garden stepping stone that will last longer…

Make a Stepping Stone

We have made kids stepping stones for Father’s Day here at Kids Activities Blog.  We also have found these favorite garden stones that you can make for your yard:

More Super Easy Cookie Ideas from Kids Activities Blog

Did your kids have fun making a garden stepping stone cookie?

 

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