These Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies are easy to put together and result in an adorable cookie- perfect for gifting too!

two colorful cookies in the shape of patchwork winter mitten cookies

Are you still with me? I thought for sure after the mixer giveaway, the excitement of the virtual cookie party, and the start of the New Year you would all stop visiting. I hope you don’t! Even if you are on a sugar detox will you promise to still peek in? 😉

I wish you a happy and healthy 2012! See? I even made you cookies WITHOUT frosting. Gasp! I used my Best Sugar Cookie Dough to make these cute Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies. Remember the pastry wheel that I used in my Homemade Cheez-Its recipe? I also used it today to cut out little patches of dough. Pile them on top of each other before using a mitten cookie cutter and you have yourself some seriously adorable cookies!

Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies from @katrinaskitchen
Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen
two colorful cookies in the shape of patchwork winter mitten cookies

Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies Recipe

Adorable patchwork pattern cookies

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in extracts and egg.
  • In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand until smooth and workable.
  • Divide into 3 or 4 equal batches and color with 1 drop of food coloring gel. {I put my colored dough in the refrigerator in between coloring the other batches since kneading in the color warms up the dough quite a bit} Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into patchwork pieces.
  • Pile up the pieces so that they overlap slightly and give them a little press with your hand. Use a mitten cookie cutter; transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.


Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 99mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 8g
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