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.|