Making Chocolate Chip Miniature Dollhouse Cookies

I decided to make some 1:12 miniature dollhouse cookies and some other dollhouse food, and it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be!

I do think that it’s worth getting some specific tools to work with the polymer clay, but other than learning how to handle the teeny pieces, it wasn’t hard to make these.


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Scale for dollhouse cookies.

For a scaled-down 3″ wide cookie, the following sizes would be used:

Dollhouse scale3″ cookie size
1:61/2″
1:121/4″
1:241/8″
1:481/16″
1:1441/48″
Dollhouse cookie chart for 3″ cookies

I can honestly say that if you’re making a 1:144 scale cookie, good luck to you, and don’t worry about making it look too realistic!

I’m sure that there are people who can do this but there’s no way I could! Just make a tiny speck and call it a day.


Materials you’ll need:

Make 1/4" discs then attach "chips."
Make 1/4″ discs then attach “chips.”

Make the cookies about 1/4″ wide to have a 3″ cookie at 1:12 scale. Add some teeny tiny bits to the tops of the cookies in an irregular pattern to mimic the shapes of chocolate chips that have melted into the cookies.

You just want to give it some texture, the “chips” don’t have to be in a pattern or have a perfect shape.

If the cookies are too perfectly round they won’t look as realistic, so don’t be afraid to make them slightly irregularly shaped and bumpy.


For an article about how to make a 1:12 scale cake tier, click here.


Finished cookies
Finished cookies

When you’re done with shaping the cookies, bake them according to the instructions on the clay that you’re using. It’s usually 15 minutes for 1/4″ thickness, so 15 minutes at 275F will be enough for these.


Paints to use for the cookies.
Paints to use for the cookies.

I used watercolor paints in white, yellow ochre, burnt umber and raw umber to paint the cookies.

The base color was some white mixed with yellow ochre. If you started with a light brown polymer clay you can skip this part, but you’ll still need to paint the chips (unless you used dark brown for those.)


First coat of paint.
First coat of paint.

Apply the first coat of paint to the entire cookie, covering the surface and the texture of the chips.


Paint the chips.
Paint the chips.

Paint the chips with the raw umber and burnt umber paints. Don’t worry about making them look even, they should look like they’ve been melted and cooled off!


Add some darker brown to the cookies.
Add some darker brown to the cookies.

Using some raw umber or burnt umber, mix it into the lighter cookie color to make some darker brown areas on the cookies.

Paint some darker brown areas onto the cookies, mimicking the browning that will happen when cookies bake.

Look at a picture of some home-baked cookies to see what the coloring looks like. You might want to add some yellow into the darker brown to add some highlights.


The finished cookies.
The finished cookies.

Use these teeny cookies on a kitchen table or in a miniature cookie jar.


These cookies are easy and fun to make, and they’ll add a cute touch to a dollhouse kitchen or a miniature cookie jar.

Kara

Kara is a former wedding cake decorator who has won numerous awards for her cake designs and gingerbread houses. She currently owns a cake decorating supply business at acaketoremember.com

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