Today, V is going to teach you how to make your own cookie cutter using the metal cutter strip from an aluminum foil box. After you read this post, I don't think you will throw out an empty aluminum foil box again!
I'm V. I love to bake, especially cookies. Cookies make great party favors. They have that personal touch, don’t cost much and won’t end up in a garage sale five years down the line. I’ve been baking Christmas cookies for the last four years and have been using a turtle shaped cookie-cutter to make leaf cookies.
I have since found a better solution to baking cookies in the appropriate shape: make my own cookie-cutter. All you need is an empty aluminum foil box, some aluminum foil and tape.
1. Locate the side of the aluminum foil box with the cutter edge. Cut the whole flap off – including the cardboard attached to the cutter edge. You should now have a rectangular bar that has a pliable side.
2. Tightly wrap aluminum foil around the bar three times (or more if you are worried about how sharp the cutter edge is). You would end up with this:
3. You can now bend the bar into any cookie-cutter shape of your choice. I was making cookies for a colleague's baby shower and ran a “baby shower cookies” search on the internet. I was inspired by the bib cookies on this site.
Tip: make sure you leave some overlap to tape the cutter together. I recommend that you have the end pieces connect at a rounded or straight part of the cutter.
4. Cover the taped area with more aluminum foil.
5. That’s it. Here’s my final cookie cutter:
Which sort of looks like this
(Double Dip Bib via the Land of Nod)
6. When making cookies, press the cutter side down into the cookie dough. The cutter side holds the shape better and may be a bit dangerous if you press down with that side facing up.
7. Ice the cookies to your liking. These were my finished cookies:
Take a step back and admire your work!
Until we meet again,
V the Baking Barrister
Thanks V! Please come back soon. You must tell us more about the edible purple flowers in the last pink bib !
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