New Lower Price!
Cooks and Crafters rejoice! You can now make perfect 9-pointed stars out of clay, paper and dough every time using this set of three cookie cutters.
These are not flimsy tin or plastic. They are high-quality stainless steel to stand up to years of holiday baking, children's classes and clay cutting. Plus, they look nice on your kitchen counter.
Set of three cutters, in small (2.3"), medium (3.5") and large (4.5") allows you to make interlocking star chains in clay, trace star wreaths, cut star-shaped watermelon slices, make multi-layered muffins or even... cookies! Great family fun.
NEW! Design stamps to add texture to your cookies. For a few dollars more, get three rigid plastic stamps to add pretty star patterns to your cookies and crafts. They have handles on the back for easy use, and, as an added bonus, they have a hole in the back so you can hang them up as ornaments when they aren't in use! Pretty blue color looks nice in your window, hanging on a holiday branch, or as a table decoration. You can also use them like a rubber stamp. If you already own our metal cookie cutters - either the new ones or the ones that came in a metal tin - then these will fit them. If you purchased cookie cutters between January 1st 2016 and March 10th, then we will give you $4.00 off when you purchase the stamps by themselves. (Put a note in the customer notes field at check-out.)
Note: In order to be able to lower the price, we no longer sell these in a metal tin. They come in a clear reusable box. The stamps come separately in a resealable clear plastic bag. The new production has the added benefit of a folded back edge to make them easier to push against without hurting your hands. (see the detailed picture)
***Three Craft Ideas: As you scroll through the pictures of cookies, you will see one that is a decoration made from glow-in-the-dark Play Doh, available at Target. Another is of a plastic "stained glass" star, made by placing large metal cookie cutter on a cookie sheet and filliling it one layer deep with plastic pony beads - clear colors are best - then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and you have a (plastic) stained-glass star. If you put a metal nut towards the top before baking, you can put a string though it to hang in the window. A similar, but edible version is to cut out a star-within-a-star to make a star border, then put crushed hard candies (jolly ranchers) in the middle and bake until the candy is melted. There is a picture of a star "fountain" with blue transparent water using this technique.
1 cup butter (or ½ cup butter ½ cup shortening), room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract (optional)
2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter/shortening and sugar together. Mix in egg and vanilla (& almond), and then add baking powder. Do not over-mix, as bubbles will make your cookies spread. Add flour one cup at a time until dough is very stiff. Divide into workable batches. Roll out on a floured surface or between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4” thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and stamp. It is important to stamp inside the cookie cutter so the dough does not spread out of shape. If the design does not come out crisp, then chill the rolled-out dough 10 minutes before stamping. You can spray the stamps lightly with spray oil before stamping the first cookie.
Bake same-sized cookies together if you can. Bake for 6-12 minutes. Baked cookies will look white and under-cooked but should be very, very slightly browned on the edges. Let cool 10 minutes (until firm) before transferring. Cool cookies completely before icing. Makes a bunch of cookies.
Note: Rolling dough, cutting, stamping, baking and moving cookies to a cooling rack all on the same sheet of parchment paper will keep the stars from getting stretched out of shape. If you don’t have parchment, chilling the dough after cutting, and cooling the baked cookies before moving will help.