Black Eyed Susan Cookies

How to Make Black Eyed Susan Cookies via

I am amazed at how many wonderful friends I have made on the internet.  I have one special friend that I really hope to meet one day and I am sure you all know her. Her name is Haniela and she has a great blog that I spend way to much time on. Hani does it all! She has beautiful photos of amazing cookies, crafts, food and so much more. I am warning you, if you go to her blog you will not have time to do the dishes today. You will get lots in her beautiful creations!

Hani is having a “Let’s Smell Flowers Cookie Party” and she invited me! To say I was honored was an understatement!  I am on cloud 9!!! She had a list of flowers and my favorite flower was on there. (Clap, clap, clap!!!)

How to Make Black Eyes Susan Cookies via

Black Eyed Susan’s! These babies are all over my yard. I think they are happy little flowers and I love collecting the seeds for the next year. I can sit for hours breaking apart the little seed centers. Want to make some?

Yellow Fifteen Second Icing
Brown Fifteen Second Icing
Circle Cookie Cutter
Chocolate Jimmies
Daisy Cookie Cutter

The two most important things about making these cookies are getting the shapes right before you bake them and working with really cold dough. I froze my for about fifteen minutes after I rolled it out.

With these cookies, you will do all the work with the dough and then the decorating part is practically done for you! I mean these cookies are so simple and friendly they will wash your dishes for you! Well, maybe not the dishes;)

Begin by cutting a few daisy shapes.

Then, with your circle cutter, cut where you want to put the center of your flower.

The next thing you need to do is cut off the top petals so it looks like the flower in the picture above.

Then, with your circle cutter, cut a circle and place it on the flower.

Next, trim off the sides of the circle and shape it a little with your fingers to look like the center of a Black Eyed Susan.

Now it is time to work on the petals. See the cutter? Now look at the petals of the finished flowers. I pulled them down a little so would look more realistic. Your dough needs to be cold and be careful not to break off one of the pedals. Time to bake them!

After your cookies are cool, outline and flood the center of the flower and sprinkle with Chocolate Jimmies while it is nice and wet. I used these.

It is really looking like a Black Eyed Susan now. I know you will hate this part but, let this dry overnight so it will play nice with the yellow icing tomorrow.

With your yellow icing outline the petals.
Next, flood every other petal and wait 20 minutes.
Now, flood the remaining petals. You are all done!

Thanks again Hani for inviting me to your “Let’s Smell the Flowers Party.” Everyone made such beautiful flowers! Look how beautiful all they are!

Here are the other bloggers who participated in the party. Be sure to “Smell” all the beautiful flowers today!

1. Black Eye Susan by Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
2. Carnation by Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
3. Cherry Tree Flower by Pam, Cookie Crazie
4. Daffodil by Georganne, LilaLoa 
5. Daisy by Stephanie, Ellies Bites
6. Dogwood by Marian, Sweetopia
7. Gerbera by Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
8. Hyacinth by Amber, SweetAmbs
9. Hydrangea by Kim, The Partiologist
10. Iris by Cristin, Cristin’s Cookies 
11. Lavender by Liz, Arty McGoo
12. Lily of The Valley by Hani, Haniela’s
13. Lotus by Marlyn, Montreal Confections
14. Morning Glory by Glory, Glorious Treats
15. Orchid by Ali, Ali Bee’s Bake Shop
16. Pansy Nicole, Life’s A Batch
17. Poppy by Callye,  SweetSugarBelle
18. Sunflower by Bea, Cancun Cookies
19. Tulip by Lorriane, LorrainesCookies

Happy Creating!



  1. Awww…..these are so perfect. I love everything about them. You make me smile again and again. :)

  2. Great tutorial Lisa, I really like the angle on the flower it lookds more natural.

  3. I love black eyed susan’s too! And these are just beautiful!

  4. Loved your COOKIES, Lisa! Great tuto and original details… xo

    • Bea, your sunflowers are beautiful!! I love the quilted look you gave the centers and then how you outlined it with the green and brown! LOVE it!!

  5. Beautiful!!! Love them :)

  6. Beautiful cookies! I love black eye’d susan’s too. They are all over the field behind my dad’s office (where I work, too) so I get to look at them all day!

    • Stephanie, I would volunteer to work with him so I could see them! Sounds beautiful!!
      After seeing your tutorial, I am planting daises this weekend;)

  7. Thanks for the tutorial! Black Eyed Susan’s have always been one of my favorites. They’re my state’s flower.

    • I didn’t know they were a state flower!! I might have to move;)

      • Yep, Maryland’s state flower! I remember being in the woods as a little girl and just about to start picking them when my cousin stopped me. She told me that it was against the law because they’re the state flower! I grew up thinking that Black-Eyed Susans were something precious. Still love them!

  8. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    Ha! I live picking them apart too! I really hope we can destroy a few together this summer (is that normal, lol?). These are beautiful Lisa!

  9. Wonderful tuto, wonderful cookies, wonderful YOU!

  10. beautiful cookies Lisa!! :)

  11. Lisa, these are so pretty, and those sprinkles are such a nice touch! I love the taste of them too… I’m thinking those cookies were probably pretty yummy with the cookie, the sweet icing, and the delicious chocolate crunch. Mmm mmm mmm!

  12. Hi Lisa ~ We have Black Eyed Susans in our garden here too. Well, they haven’t quite bloomed here yet but soon. They are so bright and cheerful but no matter how hard they try, they are never going to be as cute and as delicious as yours here today. I love how you made your *black eyes* :)

  13. You are a cookie genius! I love how you created the shape! I am constantly in awe of how creative you are and the flowers are so cheery and beautiful!

  14. Lisa, these are so absolutely perfect, I swear! If I did not already know I was looking at cookies, I’d think these were the real thing! I love black-eyed susans, and they grow along the highway edges here – so pretty!

    • You are so sweet Nicole!! I loved your Pansy flowers!! They were are beautiful and I love how you showed us how to make them! I am going to be a flower making machine soon!! lol

  15. I’ve never heard of a black-eyed susan, but I just don’t know flowers. These are so beautiful. You are the genius when it comes to hand-cutting and piecing together cookies to make something gorgeous! You must have the patience of a saint! I’d like to try these if nothing else, to see if they’ll do the dishes for me 😉 Thanks for always having such fun and creative posts!

    • LOL Christin! When I was a little girl, I called them “One Eyed Susan’s!” Well, to me they only had one eye and it wasn’t really black!!

      Your iris cookies are amazing! I was glad I didn’t get that flower because I would have been clueless! You make it look so easy and absolutely perfect!!!

  16. Our friends have these in their backyard, they are tall and sunny and make everything bright and happy.
    You captured them so perfectly Lisa I love the chocolate sprinkles.
    Thank you for being a wonderful friend and for helping with the links for the party. ♥

    • Hani, you are so sweet for inviting me to your flower party!! Thank you so much! This was a LOT of FUN:)

  17. ALL of you did such an amazing job. what a nice way to welcome spring (even though we are expecting snow tomorrow!)|
    Best, sandie

  18. Your cookies are lovely!

  19. Awesome tutorial! These are so pretty!

  20. These are lovely!! I’m sure they would help you with the dishes! I think having them on a plate nearby so you are inspired to finish the dishes quickly and eat them is definitely helping!!

  21. Your black-eyed Susans are perfect! Creative technique, and so pretty.

  22. These are adorable and look delicious! Great job, what a creative design. I’m featuring these cookies on my blog as a perfect gift for Mother’s Day

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