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Felt Food - chocolate cookie with icing

It's Craptacular Craft time again, the occasional craft tutorial extravaganza for which I originally intended to think of a better name but then didn't bother. Today's tutorial is part of a series about felt food, which is similar to real food but considerably less delicious. I wrote these posts after making my daughter a metric ton of felt food for her play kitchen over two years ago, and believe it or not, she still loves the stuff. Now my toddler plays with it daily, too; in fact these were the infamous "toot cookies" (it's not as bad as it sounds). Now get crafting!

Mmmm, don't these look tasty? They're a great addition to any plate of felt cookies in a play kitchen.

felt chocolate cookie with icing tutorial by Robyn Welling @RobynHTV

What you'll need:

  • Dark-brown craft felt
  • Medium brown craft felt (for stripes)
  • Small strip of another craft felt (for icing) in color of your choice
  • Embroidery floss in medium brown & dark brown
  • Cotton or polyfill for stuffing
  • Thread, needle
  • Scissors

What to do:

  1. For each cookie, cut two circles about 2.75" in diameter from the dark brown felt. I used the bottom of a cup as a guide, but you could trace around anything that's the desired size, or freehand your circles - when you're baking cookies they never come out perfectly round anyway!
  2. From the medium brown felt, cut three wavy strips for the stripes. Arrange them on one of the dark brown circles as shown.
  3. Using the medium brown embroidery floss (2 strands), tack the stripes onto the circle with a running stitch.
  4. For your dollop of icing, run a basting stitch along the long edge a narrow strip of craft felt about three inches long, using thread the same color as the felt so it won't show.  Pull the basting stitch tight, tie off the thread, and snip the excess.  Hand sew the icing to the center of the cookie over the stripes (see the pink and blue "icing" above).
  5. Place the circle with icing on top of the remaining circle, making sure the icing is on the outside/showing. Blanket stitch around the edges of the circles, securing them together, using dark brown embroidery floss.
  6. When you get within an inch or so of completing your blanket stitching, tuck a small amount of cotton, polyfill, or other stuffing between the layers to give your cookie some dimension. Complete your blanket stitching, and you're done!
Make as many as you like, or make an assortment of cookies using my other Felt Food tutorials - enjoy!

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