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..
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.
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..
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:)