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Making cookies without cookie cutters..

post #1 of 34
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Quite a few of you are shocked when you private message me to ask where I get my cookie cutters from and I tell you I only one one cookie cutter. And no, it's not the rosebud that you all ask me about.

Here's how I made the rosebuds and all my other cookies other than the sunflower cookies (I have a cookie cutter for those)


First I will either print or draw the outline of the shape I want to use. Then I cut the shape out. I cut slightly more than the outline of the image. In other words I do not cut right on top of the outline.

Pic 1:
Once my outline is cut out I remove my dough (already rolled out to the correct thickness) from the freezer and I place the outline on top of my dough. Using an exacto knife or a paring knife I carefully cut around the outline. And I remove the excess dough.

Pic 2:
To insert my cookie stick I place one hand on top of my dough that has been cut out. With the other hand, I insert the stick from the base of the cookie. Placing my hand on top of the dough helps to keep the dough from bunching up and I can feel how far into the dough the stick has been inserted.

Pic 3:
I then flip my dough with the stick over to check to see if the stick has penetrated or split the back of my cookie dough. If it has, then I take a piece of excess dough and simply patch it up and it's good as new (Pic 4).

Pic 5:
Then I flip it back over and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I chill my dough again before placing it in the oven. This keeps spreading to a minimum.


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The outlines I really like I tend to laminate so that I can clean them with hot soapy water and a little bleach and reuse them.


I know quite a few of you guys message to ask how it's done - So here it is... I hope it helps.
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post #2 of 34
Are you submitting this to the articles? You should. Its very nice how you have everything layed out.(not sure how you do it) I love your cookies too. I dont know how I missed them <but I did icon_redface.gif
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post #3 of 34
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Thanks Babynewyear. LOL My cookies are missable I don't post a lot of my work to this site. I am more of an occasional poster (where pics are concerned) so they are easily over looked.

No, I will not be submitting this to articles. I made it because I usually get quite a few private messages about cookie thickness and other questions regarding my cookies. Problem is some times I am at work and i can't answer right away. This way it's here if anyone wants to know how I do it.
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post #4 of 34
Do you post your pics at other sites ?, if you dont mind my asking. You can Pm with this if you like. I love looking at cookies. I haven't had very many turn out the way I want them yet though. Thanks for posting your instructions. That turned out great! thumbs_up.gif
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post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by babynewyear

Do you post your pics at other sites ?, if you dont mind my asking. You can Pm with this if you like. I love looking at cookies. I haven't had very many turn out the way I want them yet though. Thanks for posting your instructions. That turned out great! thumbs_up.gif



Yes I do but the last few months have been so hectic for me baking has been taking a back seat. With things winding down I will be back to posting more stuff more often.

This is a great site to learn loads of stuff and people are very helpful so if you have questions feel free to ask.

Also, Antonia74 did a great tutorial it's in the article's section. Check that out too.

Ok, I am about to upload some cookie pics for Kos LOL... see you in a bit.
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post #6 of 34
Yes Antonia74 is very good. I like yours too its like Chapter 2 ( cookies without cutters and Cookie bouquets) So many talented people on CC. Well I will let you get back to your cookie baking now. Have fun! icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 34
Bumping up for dolcesunshine. C_P (may I call you C_P, it's easier icon_razz.gif ), this little tutorial is great! Very creative of you to make your own. Time consuming maybe but I bet you never have to "worry" about making what you want. Kudos, Cookie Queen! thumbs_up.gif
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post #8 of 34
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Bumping this up again.

Once again here is an alternative for hard to find Cookie cutters.
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post #9 of 34
I just want to let you know that I;m new to this and I was just surfing to see if I could figure out how t make cookies on a stick. You have really blessed me with this and I hope it really works for me as well as it did for you. Your instructions were very informative and straight to the point. I think I'm gonna try to make some of these for my children's teacher's for the end of the school year. icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by MissJ

I just want to let you know that I;m new to this and I was just surfing to see if I could figure out how t make cookies on a stick. You have really blessed me with this and I hope it really works for me as well as it did for you. Your instructions were very informative and straight to the point. I think I'm gonna try to make some of these for my children's teacher's for the end of the school year. icon_smile.gif



Happy to be of service to you.
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post #11 of 34
Thank you to whomever put this up again. I was just asking about it on another thread. I am new to this and cannot afford to put a lot of money into cookie cutters right now. I like the idea of being able to do them with a template. The possibilities are endless once I learn to do this. You all are great. I learn more from looking around on this site than I do from looking through the books that I keep checking out.I just posted my first set for this month and am planning out the next set that I will try to do by this weekend.
post #12 of 34
I did the dumbest thing Cake-Princess. I dont know if anyone else does this. So maybe i can save them. I tryed your cut out method they looked great. Untill I tryed to pry them off of the counter. icon_cry.gif I was looking at silpat mats to save me from the sticking problem( i didnt want to use too much flour and make them tough.) Then it dawned on me you proboly roll them out on wax paper. Works great. I almost had to join the cookie strick with Zamode. icon_lol.gif I hate it when my brain goes out to lunch and forgets to invite me. icon_wink.gif
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by babynewyear

I did the dumbest thing Cake-Princess. I dont know if anyone else does this. So maybe i can save them. I tryed your cut out method they looked great. Untill I tryed to pry them off of the counter. icon_cry.gif I was looking at silpat mats to save me from the sticking problem( i didnt want to use too much flour and make them tough.) Then it dawned on me you proboly roll them out on wax paper. Works great. I almost had to join the cookie strick with Zamode. icon_lol.gif I hate it when my brain goes out to lunch and forgets to invite me. icon_wink.gif



LOL. Yes I did roll them out between two sheets of wax paper.

There is another mini-how-to that's kind of a part 1 to this. It's the one where I showed how to roll out cookie dough to a uniform thickness. It also shows me using wax paper to roll the dough out.

Here is the URL
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-20375.html

P.S No joining Zamode... She will come begging back on her hands and knees pretty soon. Then we will all have a good laugh before we decide not to let her come back icon_biggrin.giftapedshut.gificon_evil.gif well maybe if she's good and bake A batch we might let her back.
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post #14 of 34
Thank you, I still cant believe how dumb I can be sometimes. icon_confused.gif Well Id better get off now > Have tons of mints to make for graduation. Thank you again icon_biggrin.gif With all this expert instruction. I may make a good cookie yet.
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

P.S No joining Zamode... She will come begging back on her hands and knees pretty soon. Then we will all have a good laugh before we decide not to let her come back icon_biggrin.giftapedshut.gificon_evil.gif well maybe if she's good and bake A batch we might let her back.




Zamode gets on her knees for no one but the Lord. He is well aware of the Cookie Strike.....each time before I begin decorating, I say, "Please Lord, may they finally come out *this* time...." I think He is trying to send me a message! icon_confused.gif

I posted cookies in the May thread C_P! Where are my kudos? icon_lol.gif
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