Introduction: DIY Functional Cookie Fidget Spinners

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Watch the video to see how to make a working fidget spinner out of vanilla cookies.

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Step 1: Ingredients Needed:

You will need the following:

  • 2.5 Cups of Flour
  • 3/4 of Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 2 tsps of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbs cream cheese, room temp,
  • Royal icing
  • Bottle Cap
  • Straw

Step 2: Mixing

  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.
  • Add the unsalted butter and mix until small crumbs form and it is shiny
  • Add your Vanilla Extract and Cream Cheese
  • Mix until large clumps forms, then remove from bowl.
  • Knead dough until it is a uniform consistency and elastic. Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 mins

Step 3: Cutting Your Cookies

  • Remove the dough from the fridge
  • Roll your dough out to 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin
  • Place a fidget spinner on your dough -- press slightly to outline the center cap
  • Hold in place and use a knife to cut our our cookie (About 8 of them)
  • Using the same dough at 1/4 inch thick, use a bottle cap to cut out double the amount of fidget spinners ( this will be your caps.

Step 4: Cutting Your Bearings

  • Roll your dough back into a ball
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch or slightly larger
  • Take a straw and press firmly through the dough to make your bearing
  • Be careful not to deform the bearing upon removal from straw or handling
  • Make one for each fidget spinner

Step 5: Final Cutting Steps

  • Place your cookie cut outs on to your baking sheet on parchment paper
  • Using the same straw ( in the center of the fidget spinners) press the straw down and rotate in a circular motion to make the hole slightly larger than the straw.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 -- Cooking the cookies for 12-15 mins or golden brown. (Remove bearings after 6-7 mins)

Step 6: Decorating and Assembly

  • After Baking, allow the cookies to cool
  • Using your icing decorate the cookies however you wish, coloring the spinner, and 2 caps -- Allow to dry
  • Once dry take one cap and one bearing -- placing a dab if icing on the back of the cap, place the bearing center on the cap and allow to dry.
  • Once dry place the bearing through the center of the spinner and place a dab of icing on top of the bearing. Place the final cap on the top of the bearing.

Step 7: Final

  • Once dried, --PLAY your new cookies should be fully functional and COOL!