For Valentine's Day this year I made my sons and niece some felt sugar cookies. They were so easy and turned out so cute that I wanted to share my technique with you so you can make some for your little ones too on future holidays (I think we will make some shamrocks next, and then maybe some Easter eggs!).
What you need
Cream embroidery floss
2-3 bright or pastel colors embroidery floss
Polyester fiber-fill, all-natural stuffing, or tiny scraps of felt
Cookie cutters, or computer & printer
What you do
First, pick a shape! You could print a shape off of a website online-look for a simple outline clipart type shape if you do-but the easiest thing for me is to use an actual cookie cutter! I used a heart for these.
Next, choose your felt. I think a nice creamy off-white looks great as the sugar cookie, and I chose pink, red, and purple for my frosting on my heart cookies.
On the cream felt, trace around the outside of your cookie cutter with a water soluble marker or a yellow washable marker if you do not have a water soluble marker and then cut two for each cookie you want to make. If you are using a shape printed off on computer paper, pin it to your felt and cut around the outside of the shape, making sure not to cut the lines.
On your frosting, trace around the inside of your cookie cutter and then cut one for each cookie you want to make. If you are using a shape printed from the Internet, trace it as before, but when cutting, be sure to cut on the inside of the line to make sure it's smaller than the cookie.
Then, place your frosting shape on top of a cookie shape, making sure any tracing lines are facing down. Pick two or three colors of embroidery floss that go with the occasion you're celebrating and sew small lines randomly across the frosting, going different directions to represent sprinkles. The threads should go through both the frosting and cookie layers, as this is how we are securing our frosting layer.
Next, place the frosted cookie top on your cookie bottom piece, again making sure any tracing lines are on the inside where they wont be as visible, and sew a blanket stitch (my favorite, especially for baked goods) or ladder stitch around the edge of the cookie, leave a 1-2" gap on one side.
Insert stuffing through this hole, then close it with the same stitch you were using before.
Work the cookie a bit with your fingers to make sure the stuffing is fairly even.