February 02, 2021

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DIY Doll Sized Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Craft Tutorial

One of my most favorite cookie recipes is Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. They are a simple flour cookie with a yummy raspberry center. I’ve never seen anything quite like them offered by doll companies, so I decided to make my own! They are another easy craft, but very good looking when done.  I made some extras this year for my dolls’ Valentine’s Day party! And as a surprise bonus after the tutorial, I’ve given you my recipe to make your own edible cookies for people!

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Supplies:

  • Cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
  • White and raspberry colored craft paints
  • Oven-bake clay in a cookie batter color, or two colors to mix together to achieve this color (I used Sculpey in “Pearl” and “Pasta” colors)
  • Small paint brushes
  • Water and paper towel
  • Doll (optional)
  • An oven!

Step 1:  I began by mixing two parts white clay with one part light brown clay to get my desired color. If you can find a color that doesn’t need mixing go ahead and just use that. Either way, go ahead and knead the clay a bit so that it is soft and easy to shape.

Step 2:  Now you are going to separate your clay into little balls. Mine were about half an inch to ¾ inch big or so. It really doesn’t have to be exact. Roll your clay in your hands to make a nice smooth round shape.

Step 3:  Now you are going to make the thumbprint part! If you have a child helping you, it would be totally fun to get her doll and use the doll’s thumb to make an imprint in the cookie. I ended up using my pinkie finger as this is a bit quicker, and it does make a nice well shape in the clay. 

Step 4:  Arrange your “cookies” on your cookie sheet lined in aluminum foil, and bake according to the clay’s package instructions.

Step 5:  After your cookies are baked and cooled completely, we are going to paint the inside of the cookie wells with the raspberry colored craft paint. I always dip my brush in water first, then dab on a paper towel when using acrylic craft paints. They are so much easier to paint with when you do this! After the first coat dried completely, I did a second coat of my raspberry colored paint.

Step 6:  Once the raspberry paint has dried completely, we are going to paint on our sugar glaze drizzle. I used the white paint and dipped my thinnest brush in the water again before I painted. I did a simple back and forth design, but you could also do a crosshatch design, or even no glaze at all! I like how the cookies look all three ways. Have fun with it!

Once the paint is completely dry, you can serve them to your dolls during your Valentine’s Day party! (My dolls like these as an everyday snack as well. )

For Pixie Faire, by @forofsuch

 

Want to make some real Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies to really eat? Here is my favorite recipe:

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies (for humans)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup raspberry jelly or jam
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ to ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Few teaspoons milk

Step 1:  Turn oven on to 350°F

Step 2:  Spoon jelly into a small bowl and stir until smooth. Set aside.

Step 3:  In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, blend together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4:  In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and blend until a dough is formed.

Step 5:  Pinch off bits of dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Put on a baking sheet 1 inch apart. Press finger or thumb into dough to make a little “well”. Fill each well with ¼ tsp. jelly.

Step 6:  Bake about 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool. Jelly will be very hot. Cool completely before serving or adding glaze.

Step 7:  Mix the powdered sugar with enough milk to make a drizzle consistency. Add a few drops vanilla if you like. Then drizzle on your cookies!

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100 Comments

Shiela
Shiela

February 07, 2021

Oh that’s a difficult choice! On the one hand flowers wilt and die but chocolate is not good for my waistline lol. If I had to choose just one I guess it would be the flowers.

Irene
Irene

February 07, 2021

Dark chocolate! Don’t be sneaking in any milk chocolate! Sees candy is great …here in west… it’s their 100th year!
A great thing to use for thumbprint cookies is a thimble… for the indentation. I have one in my baking drawer just for them! Makes a nice round indent and works if you have long nails that get in way! Happy ♥️Day!

Sandy
Sandy

February 07, 2021

Candy is better than flowers. You can share them with your valentine! Flowers are nice to look at, but they eventually die, unless a plantable one is given. But then if you’re like me it eventually dies too. Yeah give me chocolate or the candy hearts!!!

Lisa
Lisa

February 07, 2021

CHOCOLATE! And bad chocolate is better than no chocolate. (•‿•)

Madeleine F.
Madeleine F.

February 07, 2021

I love candy but, flowers are lovely surprise!

NnekaE
NnekaE

February 07, 2021

Candy AND flowers of course! That way all the senses are satisfied.

Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Jennifer Kirkpatrick

February 06, 2021

Flowers are better! They add beauty, smell amazing, and doesn’t add inches to my waistline.

Judy
Judy

February 06, 2021

I would have to say flowers. I can not leave sweets alone!

Rose
Rose

February 06, 2021

What a wonderful site you have created for dollmakers. Thank you I like candy.

Amber
Amber

February 06, 2021

Mmmmmm I LOVE candy way more than flowers, lol!

Barbara Buehler
Barbara Buehler

February 06, 2021

Definitely chocolates as they give you a needed boost of happy—at this time of year!

Anne Marie Fuller
Anne Marie Fuller

February 06, 2021

Flowers! They are are so beautiful and smell lovely.

Louise
Louise

February 05, 2021

They both sound great, however, since I am a chocolate lover I think I must say ‘candy’.

Bev
Bev

February 05, 2021

I think they both are great gifts and are fun to give them together. If someone is trying to lose weight then flowers would be a beautiful gift.

Jeanne
Jeanne

February 05, 2021

Flowers, not necessarily roses. Flowers mean thoughtful and make me feel special.

Kim
Kim

February 05, 2021

Candy, unfortunately I’m allergic to flowers

Moana
Moana

February 05, 2021

Definately flowers. I don’t feel full when I smell them 20 times a day.

Debra
Debra

February 05, 2021

Candy is the best, especially chocolate! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Marcie
Marcie

February 05, 2021

Candy. Flowers are wonderful but candy is a perfect gift.

Marie
Marie

February 05, 2021

Flowers are pretty and nice But they are romantic!! Chocolates are romantic but in a different way!! When we need chocolates and eat them it does do something to us mentally like relaxes us or puts us in a good mood! I would go with the flowers except for the cost is ridiculous so my choice is the chocolate candy!! Happy Valentines every one!!

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 05, 2021

Neither! Flowers die too soon and I’m diabetic, so no sweets……….so BEADS is my gift of choice. I can make French Beaded flowers or fun things for my dolls with beads! :o)

Carolyn Akridge
Carolyn Akridge

February 05, 2021

Flowers!

Karen
Karen

February 05, 2021

I like both candy and flowers. I like carnations in vases because they last a long time. But I do like my chocolates especially cashew turtles from an area candy store. Love the raspberry thumbprints.

Carol
Carol

February 05, 2021

Carnations always win with me. Not a candy lover !!

Cindy
Cindy

February 05, 2021

I love flowers. The only time I get flowers is if I pick some up for myself.

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

February 05, 2021

Honestly it depends. My prefernce would be dark chocolate and after that roses or orchids.

Dorothy
Dorothy

February 05, 2021

Good chocolate with caramel and nuts!

Sally A Morris
Sally A Morris

February 05, 2021

Candy!

Rebekah
Rebekah

February 05, 2021

Chocolate!

SharonH
SharonH

February 05, 2021

I’m not sure the "doll size: cookies made of clay is a good idea. It depends on how old the child is and how likely she is to want to eat the doll’s cookies. I remember a time we made “sand cookies” and my cousin actually took a bite of it. She was about 7 at the time. She just figured cookies were cookies, and they were eatable.

Kathleen
Kathleen

February 05, 2021

I prefer flowers, they elevate my mood and my clothes still fit when they’re gone. Sad, but true.

Annie
Annie

February 05, 2021

See’s chocolates, definitely!

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

February 05, 2021

I like flowers better but I Can not have a lot of candy.

Barbara H Peart
Barbara H Peart

February 05, 2021

Do it up right! Both Flowers and Candy ( chocolate natch! )!!!!

Pat
Pat

February 05, 2021

Dark chocolate covered cherries from Senior Murphy’s, the local candy shop.

Rhonda
Rhonda

February 05, 2021

There is just something about Chocolate!!

Judy
Judy

February 05, 2021

Either or. Flowers are calorie free, but chocolates are so delicious:)

DellaSue
DellaSue

February 05, 2021

I would appreciate any thoughtful gift!

Nancy
Nancy

February 05, 2021

Hands down dark chocolates!!

Rose
Rose

February 05, 2021

Flowers are always a good choice. Besides there’s no calories to go to your hips.LOL

Diana
Diana

February 05, 2021

I appreciate any thoughtful gift – either flowers or candy. If I had to choose, I would say candy – especially if it’s dark chocolate!

Leone
Leone

February 05, 2021

Both, either. But I’ll say candy if it is chocolate

Lisa Highlands
Lisa Highlands

February 05, 2021

Flowers are beautiful!

Martha
Martha

February 05, 2021

That’s difficult to choose—love both! But, nothing like getting flowers from a loved one. I’ll miss that this year with hubby’s passing….Those thumbprint cookies: one of my favorites to make at Christmas, and such fun to have the ’recipe" for the dolls. Thanks.

Greta
Greta

February 05, 2021

Definitely flowers. Something to make the house feel cheery and smell so good!

Kathryn
Kathryn

February 05, 2021

how about candy flowers? I like the recipe on this page “for humans”. That made me smile!

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee

February 05, 2021

While I love dark chocolates there are times I would enjoy a nice bouquet. Since flowers can be sooo expensive I’ve asked my husband not to order them for delivery. Every now and then he will get me some and that makes it extra special.

Jocelyn
Jocelyn

February 05, 2021

Oh now, that’s a hard one….. potted flowers for my garden or chocolate for my hips….. Hmmm

Susan
Susan

February 05, 2021

I love flowers, so receiving some as a gift is wonderful!

Sonya
Sonya

February 05, 2021

Most definitely flowers! They can add sunshine to any room.

Linda
Linda

February 05, 2021

Flowers. They can lift your mood with their color and smell. You can enjoy them a lot longer too!!!!

Sarah B
Sarah B

February 05, 2021

I think flowers are better, especially if it’s roots are still attached and I can plant it outside later or keep it as a houseplant. And love the craft and recipe.

Donna Milner
Donna Milner

February 05, 2021

I choose flowers. Roses are my favorite.

Stephanie
Stephanie

February 05, 2021

I think flowers. I don’t ever “treat” myself to those. :)

Barb
Barb

February 05, 2021

I would choose flowers, they have no calories. But I love both.

Florence
Florence

February 05, 2021

I love flowers, but if the candy is a box of chocolates it would be very close!

Clarissa
Clarissa

February 05, 2021

Flowers are very nice to receive, especially during the winter, but so is dark chocolate candy. I plan on making some dried cherry/sliced almond chocolate bark for Valentine’s.

Janet
Janet

February 05, 2021

Love candy, but it loves me and won’t leave. I choose flowers.

Donna Talent
Donna Talent

February 05, 2021

I love candy, but flowers 🌺 are better for me.

Gail Orr
Gail Orr

February 05, 2021

For sure flowers because they last longer. HaHaHa.

Mary
Mary

February 05, 2021

Absolutely, flowers!

Ardith
Ardith

February 05, 2021

Flowers are best. They are so cheery.

Peg
Peg

February 05, 2021

I like either,but flowers or a plant are nice as they add color and no calories

Brisja
Brisja

February 05, 2021

I prefer flowers, especially if they are potted instead of cut!

Vicky Wells
Vicky Wells

February 05, 2021

Chocolate covered strawberries are my all time favorite. A mix of healthy and indulgence.

Becca
Becca

February 05, 2021

I think Belle and I will have a crafty make thumbprint cookies this weekend for her dolls.

Katberine
Katberine

February 05, 2021

I like receiving either candy or flowers. I do not get candy very often and would be a great. Flowers can brighten your day especial during this time of Pandemic, were I have not been out of my home much. But for me anything given to me with love would be appreciated.

Margaret
Margaret

February 05, 2021

Either, I just love the fact that he thought enough to get me something he thought I would like.

Dianne
Dianne

February 05, 2021

Spring coloured flowers for sure.

Monique
Monique

February 05, 2021

Flowers that you can plant later are best.
Both is even better.
Thank for the tutorial and human cookie recipe.

Renata Streeter
Renata Streeter

February 05, 2021

Flowers because they last longer than candy or chocolate!

Debi
Debi

February 05, 2021

Flowers!!! No calories 😀

Carol
Carol

February 05, 2021

Flowers!

KateE
KateE

February 05, 2021

Flowers are best because they impart a sense of remembrance.

Briza
Briza

February 04, 2021

Chocolate! Did you make the pale pink floral dress? It’s gorgeous! Love the oven mitts too!

Briza
Briza

February 04, 2021

Chocolate! Did you make the pale pink floral dress? It’s gorgeous! Love the oven mitts too!

Melinda
Melinda

February 04, 2021

Definitely candy!!! Dark chocolate is my favorite!! Yum!

Marla
Marla

February 04, 2021

Flowers

France
France

February 04, 2021

Dark chocolate

Tara
Tara

February 04, 2021

Defenitly candy!!! I’m a big candy fan.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 04, 2021

They can keep me in the dark all they want to, dark Chocolate that is. I like flowers but I love dark chocolate. .

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 04, 2021

They can keep me in the dark all they want to, dark Chocolate that is. I like flowers but I love dark chocolate. .

Suzan
Suzan

February 04, 2021

Totally candy. Anything to eat and enjoy :=)

Deborah
Deborah

February 04, 2021

Flowers are better, when they’ve dried a bit, you can make flowered water to spray around the house.

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

February 04, 2021

Hands Down! Chocolate! I would love 12 See’s Candy gift cards (one for every month). They do not have to come in a Valentine book.

Bea
Bea

February 04, 2021

Love flowers

Darlene
Darlene

February 04, 2021

One really really good piece of Dark Chocolate is all I would want. No cheap drug store or Wally World type store candy.

sudi47
sudi47

February 04, 2021

Candy – My favorite are dark chocolate covered caramels

Beth
Beth

February 04, 2021

Flowers are better, especially live plants. They put oxygen in the air, and add color and life to a room. They also don’t add pounds to the hips!

Lisa
Lisa

February 04, 2021

I love flowers and candy! I’d probably prefer flowers since candy won’t help in the healthy eating department.

Kat
Kat

February 04, 2021

I love flowers but they are so expensive at Valentine’s day. I am happy with a valentine or anything at all from my husband that show his love.

Patty Gennario
Patty Gennario

February 04, 2021

I would rather get flowers, specifically carnations! I don’t have a flower garden anymore and I love having a bouquet in the house to smell the beautiful fragrance 💐

Angela
Angela

February 04, 2021

Either is good. I don’t really prefer one over the other.

Colene
Colene

February 04, 2021

Flowers as they can be enjoyed longer and everyone can enjoy them.

cynthia groves
cynthia groves

February 04, 2021

Love to get flowers

Terry
Terry

February 03, 2021

Usually candy. A nice potted flower is great, too, though, if there is room. I agree with others that I’d only want flowers if they were potted or plantable.

Elaine
Elaine

February 03, 2021

Flowers, most definitely!

S. C.
S. C.

February 03, 2021

I would have to say candy because flowers can die very quickly. Especially give a candy that is the person’s favorite or reminds you guys of a special moment shared together.

Maureen A
Maureen A

February 03, 2021

Chocolate covered strawberries!

Annlee
Annlee

February 03, 2021

Candy I love chocolate

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