Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies

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? đŸ˜‰

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

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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:6-8 minutes

Total Time:38 minutes

Adorable patchwork pattern cookies

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in extracts and egg.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes:

You can find pastry wheel cutters at most kitchen supply stores (Crate and Barrel, Williams and Sonoma, etc.). I have even spotted them at Target and Wal-Mart.