It's a winter wonderland here .Rose Cottage, our potting shed , is wrapped in a comfy blanket..
I walked around outside this morning ..admiring how nature paints such a classic holiday scene with a big snowfall..our street is so pretty with all the huge trees covered in snow..the yards all white still..
As soon as Christmas preparations are a fait accompli..I'll be back to my once weekly posts..there will not be a lot to talk about..But I thought I would squeeze in some more in case anyone wanted to try new things..
I don't want to show you a cute cookie cutter AFTER Christmas..or a week before even..
Now is the time to share ideas..
I bought this fantastic little cutter on Amazon..it was close to $10.00 I think..gulp..but cute no?
And worth it as in one press..you have all the pieces to make a gingrebread house..a petite one..
Read below for pricing..lol
They are fun to make..I made the mug houses by cutting each piece..in the past.. with a pattern I drew..
No more with this ingenious cutter..just cut an extra opening in the back..to sit on a mug..
It was fun the year I did them..I may do again..so far I did the one above..the others..I just knew after the one I baked from the mix.. it would not work..an architect dough it is not:)for me..for others it seems to be wonderful..I could have had a really off baking day..maybe that's why ..I had a whole in the baggie and 1/2 the royal icing slid down the front of the dishwasher onto my furry slippers..OY.
Think of the time you save..and they are fun to decorate..make sure your royal icing will act as glue..
I do have some suggestions though..
Head to Target..they were ap.$3.49 there in the Christmas baking section..in Florida..but I bet throughout the US if you are lucky you can get one..I spotted them after I bought mine..
Second tip..make a dough that will not spread..such as the cookie stamps cookies I have shared here.
You need a firm gingerbread dough..this one..above was made with the chocolate shortbread dough as in the critter cookie cutters I shared..and the dough was perfect..
I tried a shortcut to make more with a mix I found in Fl..Betty Crocker limited edition gingerbread mix.
It did not work for me..I even tried my Williiams Sonoma..message cookies..and all the words ..the letters..melted into themselves.But for some it works beautifully!
Fun things to do ..and they can be made ahead of time..
So it's just me..wanting to tell you about this cute and ingenius invention♥