I know I know, I have to much time on my hands but I didn't have any children to run around after so I had a bit more play time than most. Anyway, I had a hard time finding cookie cutter letters for a project I was doing so I just made my own. Well you can make your own too! In honor of National Cookie Cutter week I'll be posting some neat cookie ideas that I know you'll love. To start out with I've found a great link that shows you how to make your own cookie cutters. This is how I made mine too. See bottom of post for link-
Let this week be the week you sit down with your kids or grand kids and have some cookie decorating fun. Memories last a lifetime so make some cookie memories for your family. Let today be the day you sit down with a tall cold glass of milk or hot coffee, a large plate of fresh cookies, and have no guilt at eating them all up.
- Cutouts: Usually made out of Copper, Tin, Stainless Steel, Aluminum or Plastic. Cut outs are the most simplist of cookie cutters and only "cut out" the shape in the dough.
- Detail Imprint: Commonly Made out of Copper & Tin or Plastic. Detail Imprints not only cut out the dough they also leave an imprint in the dough that will last through baking.
- Cookie Molds: Usually made out of wood or ceramic or plastic. Springerle molds are the most ancient of examples (can be traced back to the 14th century) and perhaps the beginning of cookie & cracker shaping.
- Cookie press: Automated or hand operated press used to make large batches of cookies quickly
If you can't find the cookie shape your looking for at the cookie cutter store then don't fret. Make your own! It's fun!
May your week be filled with wonderful cookies. Pam
Sources: gone-ta-pott.com / bhg.com / happyfind.typepad.com / amazon/cookie cutter store /