Cross stitch patterns have been something that has been used for making embroidery project but our idea for cross stitch patterns was incorporated as the DIY Cross-stitch Cookies. The idea is really easy to re-create and can be used in different patterns to fulfill the need for either a wedding or any other type of party event. The project is a simple one to create but it will require some patience and a little bit of time to be made in full swing.
Materials needed to make the Cross-stitch Cookies are as follows.
- All-purpose flour: 3 ¼ cups
- Graham flour: ¾ cup
- Cinnamon: 2 tsps
- Kosher Salt: 1 ½ tsp
- A pinch of ground cloves
- Soft unsalted butter: 1 ½ cups
- Light brown sugar: ¼ cup or 2 tbsps
- Granulated sugar: ¼ cup
- Honey: 2 tbsps
- Molasses: 1 ½ tbsps
- Icing mix: 2 packs
- Food coloring
The whole DIY project for Cross-stitch Cookies can be completed in mere 3 steps but all these steps are to be followed to the letter for making the best of the project.
The first step is to plan for the design you need to have for the Cross-stitch Cookies and then mix up the dough. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cinnamon in both flours, salt, and cloves. In a large bowl or the one with a stand mixer, beat your butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar at a moderate speed until all of the materials are fluffy. Beat the molasses and the honey for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl and then mix it with the flour mixture at a moderate speed until the consistency Is just right. Divide this dough now into 3 equal parts and pat each of them down in a disk shape and wrap them up in plastic and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour until they are firm.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 of the baking sheets with the parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll your dough to a thickness of 1/8”. Use a square cutter of ½” cut as many cookies as you can. Reroll these dough scraps and cut out as many squares as you can. Now transfer the Grahams to baking sheets and then bake them for 9 minutes or until when they are lightly golden colored on the edges. Let is cool down afterward on a baking sheet and then transfer onto a wire rack for cooling down. Continue these steps until all of the cookies are fully baked.
Mix the packs of icing as per the instruction of packages which are normally adding water and beating them to get the right consistency. Pipe down the pattern of white icing Xs on the bordering cookies while leaving the other cookies for another color. After you are done with white Xs, add in some food color to the white icing and start piping down colored Xs on the remaining cookie squares to make up a heart design.
There you go your Cross-stitch Cookies project is complete. Lay it on the party table and everybody will love to have a slice of these cookies.