It is chilly outside and there is no comfort like the warmth of the oven and aroma of cookies baking in the oven. I had the opportunity to review some holiday cookie cutters from a brand new site Cheap Cookie Cutters and wanted to share my review with you before your cookie-baking reaches it’s peak. I received a Christmas Tree, Stocking, Angel and mini Mickey cookie cutter and actually did not use it the traditional way for this review. I have some sugar cookie dough in the fridge I will be whipping out later this week to bake some gifts, but I actually used these for making pancakes this weekend! Set the cookie cutter on the pan (making sure they lay flat), pour in the batter about 1/3 of the way, and flip it with the cookie cutters still in place. Then remove the cookie cutters after they cool down slightly and…eat!
They have a wide selection (wider than the little cookie cutter racks at the grocery or other stores) and you can find something for just about any occasion. Their goal is to have the largest selection of cookie cutters online by the end of 2010, so their selection will keep growing. I think that the alphabet cookie cutter set would be perfect for a family and you can use them to cut out pieces of fondant or other decorations on a cake as well. Heck, you could even trace the letters in pencil for those poster projects your kiddos put off for school.
Want another “out of the box” idea for how to use cookie cutters? Use them to make decorations such as holiday ornaments. Set the cookie cutter on some fabric, trace a back and a front, cut out the shapes and sew/serge the sides together leaving about 1-2 inches open at the bottom. Turn the fabric right side out, stuff with some batting and stitch the ornament closed! You can sew a loop of ribbon at the top to hang or thread an ornament hood through the top. This is a great craft idea with the kids OR a baby and pet proof way of dressing up your tree.