Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stamping up~ Cookie Talk~




Home Made and I Love You.. available at Amazon sometimes..or cute kitchen stores.. Roll..stamp.cut..flour..and chill before baking..
The heart and ovals are a thoughtful gift  from Singapore.. they make the cutest small cookies w/ indents to fill w/ jam ..Nutella etc..
I flour these also..roll and press..


This one... to make Petits- Beurre replicas..cuts the  same time as it  stamps..  like Brigitte..I saw a new one last week.. and resisted:) How much self -control does that take?:)



Here ...forefront you can see plunger type..this is 100 grams..it came with 4 disks..EBAY.and at the  back of it..you see  a small plunger type..rose pattern..no spring..


True Brigitte stamper cutter to the top left and small stamp that I made the cheese crisps with~



The set with sights from Paris..now..how could I resist..?

I have another single one..fault me..I deserve it..:)
But..step inside my closet.. and ..well you won't..I am smiling as I type this because when I wore my WOOLRICH huge SHEEPDOG sweater  for my grandsons.. one of my daughters said..  no mom..really..:)?Granted I bought it somewhat..30 yrs ago.. with a PAYCHECK..I had earned..:)
So kept it..
..first paycheck?Those 100 yrs ago?
2 Cabbage Patch Dolls.. for M and C..  they were  8 and 6 I think..:)
The rest went to our household expenses....:)
Every paycheck..I accounted for a frivolity..
The SHEEPDOG SWEATER was one of them:)LOL.
The rest..household..




Better view of the plunger..Starbucks..


Small Etsy find..monogram..~
see how small beside the Home Made..which I had used for my friend's cookies.. see what the camera picked up..small little flecks of flour~
I have small plungers.. with Easter motifs etc..  and Like Star Wars..  ideal to do with children!!




Oli made cookies for about 1 1/2 hrs with me..I simply watched..he rolled..cut.. laid on the parchment..decorated..while he made his green disosaurs and blue chicks and eggs..he said:"I think my brothers are really going to like these:) I followed Jacquelines' lead ..and used a mix for Oli..
She would bedazzle my alphabet boys:)





Many little orders from Ebay come with a note..I like them..a nice touch.. save it w/ the stamp/plunger..reminds me of the added touch to the transaction~


This one always reminds me of the sea~♥

Hope this clarifies a few of the cutters I use..
So  to sum it up.. use a recipe that tastes good.. not cookies that puff up either..
flour your stamp..press to make a good very clear impression from the onset..if you cannot see it very clearly unbaked..chances are it will be invisible after  ...cut around with a cutter if the stamp doesn't cut..(Home Made..I Love You)..Chill before baking..and I sometimes increase the temp by 25 degrees..and as soon as I put them in..reduce to recommended temp..
I prefer unglazed.. the image stays sharper without egg wash filling in some of the words..

On EBAY  I only buy..BUY NOW..bidding for me ends up bidding against myself ..that's how savvy I am on EBAY..and at bidding at auctions..I still have nightmares of my first auction when we moved here..I kept raising my hand for a milk can..that no one was bidding on..:)
I prefer free shipping because no matter where I buy..across most continents...living in QC..almost always doubles the shipping cost.. 

Have fun baking..
Enjoy..
Make 1/2 recipe if doubtful..less waste..

make 2 cookies.. out of your batch and see..improve on the two:)

And so on:)

Even my Alphabet Boys know..that if they cut out Darth Vader and half his head falls off..transfering it to the parchment..don't try and piece him up:)

START OVER:)


40 comments:

  1. are absolutely beauty, love them (indeed I love t-shirt of this boy:)
    xxxx

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  2. I really want to try some of these, I just love the idea, but have never found a perfect cookie dough that really holds a sharp shape. I will now go and scour ebay and Etsy and see what I can find...

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    1. Many hold the shape perfectly and with your talent in the kitchen..there is no reason why you shouldn't have a few of these tools:)

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  3. Each of your photos is a delightful abstract composition, I don't think it would matter what the subject, you would make it appealing...So, I am wondering/guessing: You might have been, or are a commercial or professional photographer......?
    I don't bake cookies, but the stamps remind me of using sealing wax...which I love...Even though I'm not a baker, I want some of these!! Sounds like Oli had a wonderfully creative time!

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    1. You're an artist..these are like paintbrushes :)
      Or a fun medium!

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  4. Lovely! I'd love to own a few of those pretty stamps.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. What beautiful cookie stamps. Clearly I need to do a big search! So lovely! But then all that you post is gorgeous and lovely and I always feel such a warm feeling when I visit your page. Like you. Sweet. xxoo

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  6. Thanks so much for putting this post together Monique. I see a few more that are tempting me but think I will hold off till I master the stamps I have and the Brigitte stamp when that arrives. I bought from Amazon and ebay.de for the Brigitte stamp. I did make the chocolate cookies this weekend but just used a cookie cutter. I must not have rolled enough as my yield was less. I loved how chocolate they were, like the molten lava cake flavor. Maybe later this week I will attempt the stamps, valentines day is coming. Maybe so me linzer cookies too.

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    1. I am glad this was helpful..
      it's funny..often a recipe will tell me I should yield a certain amount and I don't:)

      It's a great guideline size wise..
      Have fun!

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  7. I forgot to say I love Oli's shirt. Isn't it nice when they are old enough to join in the kitchen. Frankie, my grandson, enjoys helping in the kitchen. Katherine is too young yet but she loved my chocolate cookies made this weekend. The back of my shirt had chocolate on it after I picked her up. It made me smile yesterday when I discovered it. You understand, Nana.

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  8. I LOVE your embossing stamps!
    I just wish you would start making soaps with them...
    A petit beurre soap? What's not to love and no calories.

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    1. :) would end up w/ too much soap..no one can eat it..but what a great idea Carol..:)Thinking..

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  9. I love your Super Heart Hero~and I'm sure he would/will eat up your cookies along with LMO!
    Di

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  10. These are adorable. What a thoughtful gift. Can you share the recipe? Where is QC?

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    1. Bonjour:)

      QC is Québec,Canada..
      There are several recipes throughtout my blog..

      What type of cookie do you prefer?
      I put a link on the Starbucks cookie post to many of the recipes..

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  11. Thanks fr sharing all your treasures... you do make the best looking cookies around. I know a lot is about the press but it is also the skill of the baker. I bow to yours!

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  12. Such a wonderful collection you have! I'm so happy I have one of the same sets :) Mack loves baking with me too - or just rolling Play Doh and cutting it with my cutters. He likes to let them dry and gift them to his mother when she picks him up ♥

    A quiet week of waiting here with my blog locked :( I've been told I just have to wait. I know there have been a flood of blogs with the same issue. Sad people out them.

    Your cookies and Oli made me smile - also start over if Darth Vader's head falls off - LOL.

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    1. I am so disappointed this has happened to you:(
      Our blogs bring us so much pleasure..it's like having something taken away..
      I find it is like vandalism..graffiti..it really is an inavsion..and a temporary destruction of years of thoughts..recipes.. moments..friendships..
      I can't wait for you to get back your treasure.Unfair.
      Unfair.
      Mack and Oli would get along so well.:)

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  13. So adorable! I have something to look forward to - baking with a grandson! Love his little shirt!

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  14. Dear Monique, I want them all-)) They are soo cute! And you have a little helper to roll out beautiful cookies! Lovely! Everything is so lovely-))

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  15. These are wonderful and what a great grandmother you are. Do you know Bridgett's BakeAt350.blogspot site? She makes the greatest cookies and seems she has taken a page out of your book today.

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  16. You really have quite the collection now...I remember when there was the first one!
    You really have the touch for these...the magic touch.
    Bisous...xoxoxo

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  17. Oh these are so great! what fun for all of you:))
    Mary x

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  18. You have a wonderful stamp collection, Monique. Stamped cookies are so much fun to make and everybody seems to love them. You are so generous in sharing your sources and recipes. Many thanks.

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  19. Great post! I bought my first stamps a few years ago after you posted some Christmas cookies you had made..I searched and searched until I found them! Since then.I have expanded my collection by...two!! :-) You have a great collection...how fun to make cookies with your grandson. Wonderful memories for both of you.

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  20. You make cookie stamping so cute and fun!

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  21. The cookies and stampers are lovely, but as a Sheepdog lover, I want to see the sweatshirt. ;)

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  22. Loved this tutorial-like post, Monique! I've never in my life made a stamped cookie and yours are always so cute! Such fun reading about your collection of stamps and how you found them.

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  23. I'm going to have to go online and get some of the little stamps…your cookies are always so cute. I've looked at Michael's but our little store doesn't have any.

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  24. These are so fun and cute. I guess I will have to pay amazon another visit. Thanks for sharing such pretty cutters.

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  25. Oh, you are going to cost me some more money! I have had so much fun ordering the things you have recommended! It is like having Christmas continue as those fun packages come in the mail. I love the Home Made and the French ones - so easy and so elegant!

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  26. Have a wonderful end of the week!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  27. I believe you are the cookie stamp queen. I love all these, how fun! I wouldn't be able to choose which one to use. a 1/2 hours is a long time for a little boy to stay on task, he must love being with you!

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  28. I hope you see this post Monique. I made them your honey stamp cookie recipe and used my stamps for first time. I have a far way to go learning to use the stamp. Waiting to taste them but they smell yummy. Such an easy recipe too and one that my grandaughter can eat because there are no nuts. Did you make your balls as large as the recipe calls for, 1-1/2"? I did and only got 11 cookies! I might try this again and make them smaller, a thinner cookie?

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  29. These cutters are adorable, each and every one. It's impossible to choose a favorite. Who wouldn't love to make cookies with these?
    Sam

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  30. So Monique, the verdict is in, thumbs up on the honey stamp cookies. I think they go well with coffee too. Still going to try smaller size when rolling and see if I get just a bit thinner cookie. I also just ordered the Starbucks stamp mold. My daughter will love them for her birthday.

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