A fun, festive Christmas cookie! These Basket Weave Mitten Cookies are a soft and crispy sugar cookie perfect for the holidays and your next cookie exchange!
Add butter to the bowl of your stand mixer and cream on medium-high for 1-2 minutes, or until butter is smooth and lighter in color.
Place one section on a parchment paper lined countertop and add in about 1 tsp red food coloring and knead with your hands until color is incorporated.
Trim edges so you have straight even sides.
Cut your rectangles into 1-inch strips.
Weave your red strips over and under the green strips, creating a basket like appearance.
Slightly press down with rolling pin to seal together.
Using a 3" mitten cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. You will have extra dough, so press together to create multi-colored cookies which you can use the cookie cutter to cut out as well or just flatten into circles.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly browned.
Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
Decorate bottoms with buttercream if desired. You can use a #21 or #32 tip and pipe out the fluffy bottom edge.