Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Button Cookies

The technique for making these cute button cookies is simple and can be used with any cookie dough that can be rolled out like shortbread, chocolate shortbread or gingerbread.  I used my favorite sugar cookie dough.

At first I thought I was going to decorate them with royal icing but really these need no embellishment. As is and stacked and threaded with pretty twine they make a sweet gift for a crafty friend or anyone who is "sew" great.

Here's how to make them:
You need a batch of dough, a round cutter, a round lid or cutter that is about 1/4 inch smaller and a straw.

Using the large cutter, cut rounds and place them on a baking sheet. Then press the smaller round into the dough to make a deep impression.

With the straw, poke four holes in the center of each cookie. Make sure the holes are large enough because they will close up a bit during baking.

Bake the cookies and that's it.


  1. Janie Har sent me along to your wonderful blog! I made button cookies out of peanut cookie dough recently, but they didn't turn out nearly as pretty, I think because the cookie dough was too coarse and crumbly :( The idea of stringing them on bakers twine is fantastic--can't wait to try it one more time with a better-working dough and incorporating this superb packaging idea! Thanks!

    1. Debbie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and checking out the blog.
      Happy Baking,