A Batty Witch
In my opinion, many cookie cutters wear a disguise. It's like they celebrate Halloween every day! I love trying to figure out their alter-egos.
I love re-purposing cutters, especially using a single cutter for making multiple designs for one occasion. A skull cutter has so many possibilities! I have a small collection of skull cutters, and I am always on the lookout for a new skull style.
Easy Ice Cream Cone Cookies
Ice cream cones are a favorite summertime cookie design. Check out my spin on this cool treat. It's super easy!
Bake your favorite ice cream cone shape. I really like this ice cream cone cutter from That's a Nice Cookie Cutter because of its size and flat bottom.
My top 4 "must have" tools for cookie decorating (that aren't actually made for cookie decorating)!
If you are new to cookie decorating, you'll need the obvious pieces of equipment: rolling pin, cookie cutters, baking sheets, decorating bags and tips, etc. Sweet Sugarbelle has put together a very thorough list here with all the basics.
However, there are a few pieces of equipment that I HAVE to have in my kitchen. They aren't made by Wilton or some of the other cake/cookie decorating companies. They are everyday items that have made a big impact in what I do! Let me share them with you!
Hula Girl Cookie
Inspired by a bikini cookie made by Sweet Sugarbelle, I used a corset cutter to make this cute hula girl cookie! I used a ruffled edge corset cutter, like this one.
Check out my video on how I made it! This video was my very first iMovie. I won't win any Oscars, but I learned a lot in the process!
Terrier Puppy Cookies
I am a cat person. It's not that I dislike dogs. In fact I used to have one- a beagle named Homer who was patient with my children, a master thief with unattended dinner plates, and smelled like corn chips. I just like cats better- mostly because of their ability to be self sufficient for periods of time. Recently, I had a request to make cookies of wire fox terriers. Just one google search of these pups made my heart leap. So Stinkin' Cute. I just hoped that I could capture their adorableness in cookie form.
One of my favorite spring/early summer blooms are lilies. Take a look at how I made these beautiful flowers! I used a 6-pointed star cutter for my lily shape. A 6-petal flower shape could work too!
I own hundreds of cookie cutters. Like well over 600. Even though I continue to purchase new cutters all the time, I still find myself needing to piece together (or "Frankencookie") cut cookie dough shapes to create the look I want. It can be stressful making a collection of cookies- enough to make me want a spa day!
I love Valentine's Day. Not because my hubby might give me chocolate. It's because I absolutely adore the corny Valentine's Day sayings. You know the ones- a picture of a little bee and the saying "Bee Mine". Or maybe a bowling ball and pins with the verbiage "You're right up my alley". They're the same goofy sayings that cause eye rolls from my kiddos.
What a perfect opportunity to break out my collection of stamps to make a few corny Valentines!
Every season, new cookie cutters make their appearance in craft and discount stores. Pictures are posted on Facebook or Instagram by the lucky cookiers who first spied them. A mad rush to the stores ensues, followed by the updated pictures and statuses of "I found them!" and "I bought extras-who needs them!". And those of us who are unable to score the highly sought-after shapes are left to cry in our cookie dough with dreams of what-ifs.
And then comes along a Cookie Fairy Godmother.
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we'll create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.