On these cold winter days of playing outdoors in the snow, our family is also enjoying warming up with tea by the wood stove and time together in the kitchen creating. I look forward to sharing these button styled cookies we created, combining both our loves of crafting and baking!In this tutorial I will share with you our technique. I hope your family enjoys these button cookies as much as we are!
This sugar cookie recipe was taken from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook that was given to my mother on her wedding day from my grandmother. (This same copy was passed on to me by my mother on my wedding day.)
A recipe for sugar cookies:1/4 pound butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp cream or milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating until light. Add the egg, vanilla, and cream or milk, and beat thoroughly.
Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together, add to the first mixture, and blend well.
Once you have made your dough, you may flour your surface in preparations for rolling out the dough.
Proceed to roll out your dough.
Once your dough is rolled out you can use a cup to make your circle shape. In my photo I am using a vintage doughnut cutter. A cup will work equally fine.
You now have your button shape!
To form a detail to your button use a smaller cup to gently press an indentation into the dough.
Your button is now starting to take shape!
Next you may use a skewer to make the holes of the button--aren't they cute!
Warm right from the oven, I also made these smaller shaped buttons by using just the smaller cup without the added detail of a ridge. [Please note: while the cookies are still hot directly out of the oven, you may need to gently re-shape the holes as they sometimes close in while baking.]
May the sweet scent of cookies warming in the oven fill your home and may these new memories of creating with your family fill your heart.