I have to admit that between school and church activities we don’t always get to bake as much as we would like to during the holidays. I have no worries though, because one of our favorite cookies is store bought; we love Danish Butter Cookies by Royal Dansk! And these are great cookies to leave for Santa too! I decided to surprise my daughters by making them DIY polymer clay Danish Butter Cookies for our dolls.
I found a fabulous online store called Miniature Sweet. This store offers a very large variety of crafting supplies for DIYers, like myself, who like to make doll food.
I reviewed four different Danish butter cookie molds. These molds varied in sized from 22-25mm. These molds are firmer than some I have worked with, but the clay removed easily by turning the mold upside down and flexing the mold. Theses molds can be found here: Rectangular cookie, Swirl cookie, Round cookie, and Pretzel cookie.
I thought these cookies would look adorable in doll scenes where the dolls were getting cookies ready for Santa on Christmas Eve!
To make the clay dough, I mixed (conditioned by hand) tan, white, and yellow clay until I got the desired color. Remember, clay darkens with baking, so always go a shade lighter on your color. All clay used was Sculpey III.
Each mold made a perfectly shaped cookie!
Once all polymer clay cookies were made, they were baked. I baked all cookies at 275°. The rectangular cookies are thin, so they were only baked for 6 minutes. The rest of the cookies remained in the oven for an additional 4 minutes (for a total of 10 minutes.)
Once baked and fully cooled, the polymer clay Danish butter cookies were given a little shading to give them a more realistic baked appearance. I used a blade and scraped off chalk from my brown chalk stick. I gave the brown chalk dust a quick spray of water with a spritzing bottle. The water and chalk were mixed. This mixture was rubbed over the cookie edges and any creases. I started with a brush, but found a Q-tip worked faster.
Here you can see how the chalk shading gives more dimension and realism to the polymer clay Danish butter cookie. If chalk is not available, matte brown eye shadow is an alternative.
After all shading is complete you can add faux sugar to your cookies. The rectangular and pretzel shaped cookies have a sugar topping. I used Welbond adhesive; I squirted a small dab onto a paper plate, then I used a qtip and spread a very thin amount of glue over the top of the cookie and sprinkled with artificial sugar.
To make the Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies Cookie-Tin, I used mini tins found at the Dollar Tree. These tins measured about 2 inches in diameter. I created a free printable for your tin that you can find here: Danish Butter Cookies Tin Printable
**Update 1/2/2018 I had a request to make the printable larger to fit a 2.5 inch diameter tin. Here is the printable for that tin: Danish Butter Cookies Tin Printable 2
The bottom white circle is the paper liner for your tin.
Simply cut out the printable cover for the lid, then using a glue stick, glue it to the tin lid.
Cut out the blue strips and glue into place to cover the sides.
These molds worked really well for 14 inch and 18 inch sized dolls.
Kendall wanted to give Santa a cookie…but, I think Santa wanted to discuss her why she was on the “naughty list!”
These adorable doll pjs and Santa suit can be found at the Neat N’ Cheap Doll Outlet. I love the footed doll pajamas!
Craft on! …AND Happy Dollidays!