1.26.2009

Bitty Button Cookies

While looking around on Pillsbury.com, I found this recipe  and knew that I must try them.
They had me at sugar cookies and pink filling - but add miniature --- I knew I must try them immediately.

To display how miniature they were...
I made just over 11 dozen cookies, and once assembled they all fit on this plate. So. Cute. 
Oh, and they tasted really good too. 


INGREDIENTS

Cookies
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Filling
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 drop red food color

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour and almond extract until well blended.
2. Shape dough into 180 (1/2-inch) balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press bottom of glass dipped into granulated sugar on each ball until 1/4 inch thick; prick top of each with a fork.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes until set but not brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on bottoms of half of the cookies. Top each with another cookie, bottom side down; press gently. Store in refrigerator.


I love how homemade cookies, when dressed up in clear cellophane and ribbon, make perfect "just because" gifts. How sweet would these be for Valentine's day? Or as party favors? Or at an afternoon tea (with the perfect apron and tea pot, of course)?

17 comments:

finding::God::in the everyday said...

Oh, they are really cute...can you just imagine how cute they would be cut with a small heart cutter for Valentine's! I can't wait to see if you try it!

Hadley Coble said...

those are very cute! I bet they are yummy too!

Terri said...

Those look fabulous - I think I have to try them!

Terri

Ruth Ann said...

Very very cute! I love the way they look in the bag with the ribbon! Great job!

randi---i have to say said...

These are so cute!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

I just came across your blog and I have to say all around AMAZING! You have wonderful ideas and amazing stuff. Keep it up, I'm adding you to my favourite list!

Rambling Girl said...

These are so cute and yummy I am sure of that...I have some sugar dough in the fride so I might have to pull it out and get to baking this evening.

Songbirdtiff said...

I LOVE sugar cookies from a tube. LOVE.THEM. Add pink icing? Good Lord, that's heaven.

Krista said...

What a GREAT 'Just Because' gift . . . and SO cute! Love it! =)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

These are just darling! I am thinking baby shower. :)

Teri said...

My Grandma used to make these every Christmas...we used to call them the "little burgers". She would use the small circle from the inside of a donut cutter. How much fun to see them here! I cannot wait to make them and re-live some memories.

Lacy said...

Thanks for the idea Kristen. I needed something extra to put with my teacher gifts. They are so cute!!!

Richardson Family said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe...I do think this is a great Valentine's Day treat! Your blog is wonderful..thanks so much!

Lori said...

I'm throwing a baby shower next month and those would fit right in with my decor! Love your ideas!

kristi lee said...

Super cute...and is that a target plate? I found a whole set of them on clearance for like $5 and HAD to have them. I think they'll make the cutest gifts and with these cookies on them...perfection!

Brenda Jean said...

These are adorable! I love the pink ribbon:)

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