Button Cookies

Button Cookies

We've started preparations for Saint Nicholas with these beautiful button biscuits. You can have fun with the children making them, then eat together. I assure you, the children will like this. Sofia was delighted and excited, both about the process and the result.

They may not be perfect at first, they require a lot of attention to detail, but they will be beautiful anyway. You can also adjust the colors. I added turmeric in one of the dough pieces and I got the yellow biscuits.


Egg yolks
2 pieces
80 g
Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp
100 g
soft, at room temperature - I place in the microwave for 20 seconds if I didn't take out of the fridge in time
White flour
200 g
Cacao powder
2 tsp
+ a tip of a knife of turmeric for the yellow colour

Step by step

Step 1

Separate the yolks from the egg whites and place in a deep bowl.

If you don't have soft butter, microwave for 20 seconds. It doesn't have to melt completely, just let soften.

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Step 2

Add sugar and vanilla to the the yolks. Beat well with a whisk or mixer.

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Step 3

Add softened butter, mix well.

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Step 4

Gradually add the flour, one tablespoon at a time. Mix to incorporate.

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Step 5

A soft and non-sticky dough, like the play-doh, will result.

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Step 6

Take about 1/3 and shape into a ball. This will be the simple, white buttons.

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Step 7

I divided the rest of the dough into 2 parts and added cocoa to one of them and turmeric to the other.

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Step 8

First take the turmeric dough, massage well so that it has the same color everywhere.

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Step 9

Then knead the cocoa dough.

I recommend this particular order so as not to stain the light-coloured doughs with cocoa.

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Step 10

Now we have 3 balls. Wrap them in cling film and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

The more you keep the dough in the fridge, the harder it will be to work it. It hardens.

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Step 11

While the dough is resting, prepare the button-shaped utensils - a small glass, with a mouth about 5 mm wider than a water bottle top. See the picture.

For the holes, use a slim drinking straw.

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Step 12

And now we actually start shaping.

Take the first piece of dough, the colourless one. Flatten out with your hands.

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Step 13

Spread out with the rolling pin into a 5 mm thick sheet.

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Step 14

Cut out circles with the glass.

Gather the leftovers, spread out again and cut out other circles, until you finish the dough.

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Step 15

Place a water bottle cap in the middle of the dough circle and press well, but not all the way. We don't want to cut everything, we just want to make a pattern.

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Step 16

Make holes with the straw.

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Step 17

This is how you shape the yellow and brown biscuits.

Transfer carefully with the knife to the baking sheet lined with parchment.

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Step 18

Here are the yellow and white cookies.

Bake in the preheated oven at 180-200 degrees C for 10 minutes.

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Step 19

Notice only the edges have browned slightly, don't tan too much.

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Step 20

Here are the cocoa biscuits.

I made them last and the dough was more crumbly and hard, so they weren't perfect, but absolutely delicious :)

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Step 21

This is the final result. Have fun with the children, then savour them together.


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Quantity: 50 pieces (approximately)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 45 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cookies, Cakes, Desserts

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