Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies

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

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 my 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

I’m also sharing the full instructions over at Not Rachel Ray today so I hope you’ll bundle up and join me there!

Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen

Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies Recipe

Adorable patchwork pattern cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 cups of 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.
- Katrina

42 Responses to “Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies”

  1. #
    Averie — January 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    These are a work of Art!! So beautiful!
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    [email protected] — January 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    this is seriously the coolest cookie, I've ever seen! awesome 🙂 coming from Rachel's blog..nice to find a new blog 🙂
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    Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    We refuse to stop visiting! haha These cookies are so freaking cute! Love them!

  4. #
    Kelly — January 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    These are so cute and super creative!! LOVE the new blog layout too!! xoxo
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  5. #
    Rachel — January 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    They're seriously adorable. I just need to find a mitten cutter now 🙂
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  6. #
    Jeanne — January 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love the color scheme. These are so creative!

  7. #
    Kiri W. — January 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, these are so intricate! What a cute idea, I'd be sad to eat them!
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  8. #
    thesmartcookiecook — January 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    So adorable! I don't think I've ever seen a cookie more perfect for winter 🙂
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    Not Rachael Ray — January 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks again for guest posting Katrina! xoxo
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  10. #
    Tiffany — January 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Another culinary creation work of art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. #
    sclark32 — January 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    These ar so SUPER cute!! Love them!!

  12. #
    Krissy's Creations — January 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    OMG! These couldn't be cuter! Love them 🙂
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  13. #
    Lacy — January 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are absolutely adorable! Look at all those colors, amazing!
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  14. #
    mia maria — January 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Wow, these are so adorable!
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  15. #
    Bake Your Day — January 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    These have to be the most creative cookies ever. You are mighty talented my friend!
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  16. #
    Carolyn — January 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    These. Are. Adorable. You are so talented, my friend!
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  17. #
    Lauren — January 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Where did you get that plate?
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  18. #
    KatrinasKitchen — January 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

    LOL! I have been meaning to throw that "plate" out for months! It is actually a large candle holder that I wanted to get rid of. Then one day recently I looked at it and saw a photo prop!

  19. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — January 10, 2012 at 12:22 am

    These are the cutest thing ever. I have never seen anything like them. I am going on over. I kind of wish I had some kids so I could send them off to school.

  20. #
    Culinary Cache — January 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

    These are adorable, and the colors amazing!
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  21. #
    stephday — January 10, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I'm in love with these!!! So so cute!!

  22. #
    Zee — January 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Adorable little cookies.. These are so pretty and yet so easy to make.. I think you are very smart to come up with these! 🙂

  23. #
    Blond Duck — January 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Those are too cute!
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  24. #
    Baker Street — January 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Oh boy! These are adorable! You are so talented K!
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  25. #
    Tracy — January 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    These are so freaking cute! Love them!!
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  26. #
    Kathia — January 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    These are the cutest cookies ever, just adorable. Wonderful idea.
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  27. #
    Eftychia — January 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    So beautiful!! Very clever idea!
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  28. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — January 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    These are amazing! You are so creative, I love this idea!
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  29. #
    Windy — January 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    These really are adorable. I just wish we would get some cold weather in my area. They look a little out of place without cold weather gear! We've had a few isolated winter days, but it doesn't seem to be sticking. Everyone who prefers the milder weather will probably get me if I jinx them, but I think Winter is calling it in this season, lol.

  30. #
    Jen @ Our Fine House — January 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Those. Are. Awesome!

    Stopping by from SITS.

  31. #
    happywhennothungry — January 12, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Wow these cookies are beautiful! I love how you did the different colors and the patchwork technique. Nice job!

  32. #
    Savour the Senses — January 12, 2012 at 2:07 am

    How cute are those!?! Probably some of the coolest cookies I have ever seen =)
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  33. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Those are so cute and fun!

  34. #
    JavelinWarrior — January 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Katrina, these cookies are amazing and I’ve been inspired to feature them in my Friday Food Fetish roundup. And I'll be sharing on Pinterest. Please let me know if you have any objections and KEEP IT COMING!
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    Russell van K. — January 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

    These are the cutest cookies I have ever seen. Without a doubt. I'm definitely heading over to get the instructions and recipe.
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  36. #
    The Harried Cook — January 18, 2012 at 3:31 am

    This is absolutely adorable! Very creative and amazingly cute… Great post, Katrina!
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  37. #
    Cyndy — December 9, 2012 at 3:25 am

    These are so colorful and easy to do!
    I'm making them for my class when
    we read the book The Mitten.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — December 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I love love love that book! So do my 6 and 3 year old kiddos 🙂

  38. #
    Sandra Beck — December 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I quilt so these are perfect..I would go a bakin if I won.
    Thanks for the chance to win a dream machine…Merry Christmas & Happy New Year..

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — December 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Aww! I WISH I could sew!

  39. #
    Kitn Chance — December 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

    When you say Butter in a cookie recipe is that Real Butter or cheap vegetable stick butter?

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — December 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Real butter! You can use margarine but remember that margarine spreads more than butter so you may not have such crisp edges.

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