BUT... this isn't a blog about cookies, rather, this is to elevate the common cookie cutter.
I love cookie cutters. I collect cookie cutters. For something so basic, there are a multitude of variations and it's so fun to collect and see what else is new. No other season that the holiday season brings out the glory of the cookie cutter.
|I think everyone's mom had these..|
|Skull and mask from a business trip in New Orleans,|
Heart biscuit cutter from Millington, Michigan and
Mickey Mouse cutters from Downtown Disney in Orlando.
Then there are those cookie cutters that I collected when I travel. Don't overlook cookie cutters as a souvenir. Cheap but unique, every time you make cookies with them it'll bring back charming memories of your trip. I love these.
|Martha Stewart Moon cookie cutter (love the graphics),|
and a "donut cutter".
Then there are the cutters that cost you a little more or or unique and you just have to have them. It took me a while to finally spring for the Martha Stewart moon cutter (I bought off Ebay so not as expensive as it was originally priced) and the cookies are so huge that I don't think I've ever used this cutter but I absolutely love it!
My newest find however isn't a cookie cutter at all, it's a cookie PRESS. These are fun in that instead of a flat cookie, you get an embossed cookie with a design. While this isn't a particularly new "cookie technology", they've been part of Scandavian and Bavarian designs for centuries, they are a new adventure for me and I love the look.
So grab your favorite cookie recipe and pull those cutters out of the closet. It is baking time my friends! Lets get to it!