Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Besides Easter.....

A random post.....letting you know I've been doing lots more than just Easter decorating.....

First, a tip I wanted to share with you from Laura from A Dozen Eggs blog. She suggested this to me a few weeks ago, and it has been a terrific addition to taking better care of my metal cookie cutters.

Since most cookie cutters can easily rust......make sure they are completely dry after washing them by putting them in your warm oven after you've baked your cookies. (Don't put plastic ones in the oven! ;)) After 10 minutes or so, they will be dry (and very hot.....so be careful!) and ready to put away after they cool off.


Here's another neat trick I discovered a few weeks ago.
When my cookies are too close in the baking process and end up melding together.....


....while they are still warm, I take the wide end of my handy dandy Cookie Scraper (Karen calls it a "boo boo stick")......


and carefully wedge it in between the cookies to separate them quite nicely.


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Here's a project I did for someone's 20th high school reunion. They wanted plaid squares in colors and design close to the uniforms they wore in school (cloth swatch shown above the cookies). This was a completely different kind of plaid then I'd done before, so it was a bit of a challenge. Plus, I remember........I was doing these amidst what seemed like a million baby onesies. ;) 



OK.....so how was that for a completely random, non-Easter cookie post. ;)

11 comments:

Amanda Seevers said...

is that a penis cookie cutter i see (on the front left)? LOL

cookiecrazielady said...

No. First of all.....I wouldn't own such a cutter. :)

It is actually a dog bone cutter that I formed into a cutter to make golf tees.

Seeversa said...

Sorry, dirty mind. I should have known better but you have to admit, it does kinda look like it.

Christina said...

Pam, you do amazing cookies! You have such a wonderful God given talent! Thanks for the tip on the cookie cutters. Would you put metal icing tips in the oven like this also? My cookies have done the same thing. I used my cookie spatula to fix it, but made it look like someone had taken a bite out of the cookie. Could you tell me where you purchased this neat gadget? Thanks!

lizy B said...

Love the cutters in the oven idea! I need to bake today, I think I'll get to try it out. An added benefit...can't wait to see my kids face when I tell them I'm baking cookie cutters!

Susan said...

Care should be taken with metal cookie cutters that have been soldered; I personally would not put them into the oven.

Jenny said...

Great idea! I wish I knew how you get such clean, vertical edges on your cookies! Mine just kind of bake down, and they are completely frozen when I put them in the oven, argh.

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Christina. Not sure I would put my tips in the oven.....especially not my PME ones.

Click on "Cookie Scraper" above.....and it will take you right to them on Karen's Cookies site. :)

Mandy S said...

Bahaha I thought it was a penis too :) ...I love ALL of your cookies :) awesome talent
Mandy

Carroll's Cookies n Crumbs said...

One just never knows what cookie requests will be made. Plaid squares to match the old uniforms! They came to the right person for plaid.

Christina said...

Thanks Pam. Have a wonderful Easter. God Bless!

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