Button Cookies



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Adorable little Button Cookies are fun to make and fun to eat! These sugar cookies adorned with Baker’s twine are impressive looking, yet, surprisingly easy to bake. We LOVE baking cookies here at Smart School House, and these are definitely some of the cutest cookies we’ve ever made.

Adorable Button Cookies Made with Sugar Cookie Dough

Button Cookies

These cute little cookies are great for a number of different events. Originally we made them for Christmas. Who doesn’t love sugar cookies during the holidays? However, they are so cute for baby showers and birthdays too! We made a TikTok video for you to show the tricks to how they are made.

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Button Cookie


  • Sugar cookie dough (pre-made or homemade)
  • Shot glass shaped like the one in the button cookie video
  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper
  • Baker’s twine or thin ribbon
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
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Button Cookie


Begin by rolling out some sugar cookie dough on wax paper. We used pre-made dough but that is totally optional. Sometimes we use our homemade sugar cookie dough. To make the button cookies perfectly round and small, use a shot glass as a cookie cutter. You’ll need a shot glass that is shaped like the one seen above (which is a pretty typical shape).

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Once the cookies are baked, use the bottom of the glass to press the center of the cookies down. Finally, use a straw to poke 2 holes in the cookies. This is easiest to do right when the cookies come out of the oven.

Once they cool, use twine or thin ribbon to tie the cookies together! So cute:) A few readers have suggested using edible licorice string to tie the cookies together. That’s an adorable idea too!

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Button Cookies

How to make Button Cookies tied together with twine. An adorable cookie for baby showers or the holidays as Christmas cookies!


  • Shot glass shaped like the one in the button cookie video
  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper
  • Baker’s twine or thin ribbon
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 tube Refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or homemade sugar cookie dough, if preferred)


  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Prepare your work surface with wax paper
  • Roll out sugar cookie dough
  • Use the shot glass as a cookie-cutter
  • Place the round cookie dough cutouts on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper
  • Bake for 6 minutes or JUST until the edges of the cookies become golden. Sugar cookie dough burns easily and it will continue to cook as the cookies cool on the baking sheet
  • Immediately after removing them from the oven, use the bottom of the shot glass to gently press the center of the cookies in.
  • Use the straw to poke 2 round holes in each cookie
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet
  • Once cooled, tie them together with baker’s twine

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Kelly Dixon

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