Ginger Button Cookies

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These cookies are super simple and super silly! The cookie itself is simple enough, a basic ginger cookie. It’s the little creative addition of button holes and then yarn, yes yarn, threaded through the button holes that make these little cuties so adorable. You’d think having the yarn in them would make eating them a little annoying and that you’d be less likely to stuff your face. Sorry people, no such luck.

Wee One #2 insisted in doing the needlework herself! She has been fallen pretty hard for embroidery and wants to sew every chance she gets.

Ginger Button Cookies

Ginger Button Cookies via Diamonds for Dessert
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tablespoons ginger
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons cloves
1/2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons room temp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites

Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
So, as you’d expect, you cream the butter and the sugars together. Then add the egg whites one at a time. Mix the dry ingredients in a different bowl and then mix the dry into the wet and voila! Ginger cookie dough. I totally sped through the actual recipe because I trust that you can handle that part. Now roll the dough into a log and cut off slices!
Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
Shape your slices as well rounded (or not) as you’d like. I used a straw to poke out my button holes.
Ginger Button Cookies
You’ll have to scour your kitchen to find a small circle shape that you can use as the inner edge of your button. The original recipe used the lid of a water bottle. I happen to have a crazy narrow shot glass – class all the way.
Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
I baked them at 350F for about 15 minutes. Leave them in longer if you like a better crunch. The tops of the button holes didn’t shrink in baking, but the bottoms almost closed up. No biggie, we just used an actual needle and sock yarn!
Ginger Button Cookies
Ginger Button Cookies
I packaged some cookies in a mason jar for our next door neighbors. I can’t tell if they think I’m cute or totally crazy. Let’s just say it’s a fine line and I’m at least endearing. Right?! Ha!
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