Cake_Princess Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 7:41am
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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babynewyear Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 11:05pm
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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

Cake_Princess Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 12:45am
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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.

babynewyear Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 1:15am
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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

Cake_Princess Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 3:08am
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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.

babynewyear Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 1:42pm
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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

Zamode Posted 30 Mar 2006 , 10:47pm
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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

Cake_Princess Posted 27 Apr 2006 , 10:57pm
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Bumping this up again.

Once again here is an alternative for hard to find Cookie cutters.

MissJ Posted 9 May 2006 , 5:48pm
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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

Cake_Princess Posted 9 May 2006 , 10:31pm
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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.

craftst3 Posted 9 May 2006 , 10:41pm

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.

babynewyear Posted 10 May 2006 , 2:47am

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

Cake_Princess Posted 11 May 2006 , 3:16pm
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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.

babynewyear Posted 11 May 2006 , 7:40pm

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.

Zamode Posted 12 May 2006 , 3:32am
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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

Zamode Posted 12 May 2006 , 3:44am

C_P why don't you see if you can get this pinned to the top of the threads since it gets bumped alot.

Cake_Princess Posted 12 May 2006 , 3:31pm

I have been so busy I am only here for about 10 minutes at a time. I am gonna be late for work not too... I am suppose to be there for 12... So I will give you your kudos when I get to work. Have fun.

Cake_Princess Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 6:09pm

Bumping this up again for those that want to know when to put the stick in the Cookie.

Cake_Princess Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by Zamode

C_P why don't you see if you can get this pinned to the top of the threads since it gets bumped alot.




Will see when I can do.

pinkopossum Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 8:48pm

Image I know, I'll stay up all night and keep bumping it to the top.

.....that's not going to work, we'll have to take shifts. who wants to go first?Image

lcdmarie Posted 13 Jun 2006 , 5:05pm

Thank you cake_princess icon_wink.gif

ashlymomx2 Posted 11 Aug 2006 , 7:03am

Thanks for the great info!!

Cake_Princess Posted 12 Aug 2006 , 2:42am

You are welcome lcdmarie and ashlymomx2

princesspls Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 3:38pm

Thank you so much for this post! It is exactly what I needed to know! I am already addicted to CC. hehe

GeminiRJ Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 6:44pm

I just made my own patterns over the weekend, and used acetate for the pattern material. (My husband bought lots of package booze sets over Christmas, and kept the clear front panels.) These clean up great...but I hate that they are clear! I kept losing my pattern! Does anyone know of a good place to go to have someone custom make cutters at reasonable prices? These would be fairly small cutters, and I know I wouldn't be able to make them myself.

kneadacookie Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 6:50pm

this is exactly how i make my cookies, only i cut out my picture then laminate it. they're easy to wipe off when i'm done with them.
geminirj, them my picture is laminated for decorating too.

puzzlegut Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 10:43pm

Thanks for the post Cake_Princess! I think this will work better then when I tried using wood cutouts to make cookie shapes.

When you do your cookies, do you use the NFSC recipe? I've tried it a couple of times and wasn't happy with the results.

sweeteecakes Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 4:35pm

Thanks so much for the instructions.

darcat Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 5:01pm

kneadacookie your cookies are awsome !!! Are most of them done without a cookie cutter? I love your doctor lol he's really cute

Cake_Princess Posted 9 Apr 2007 , 11:56pm

I Know this question gets asked all the time so I am bumping this thread up for those of you that want to know how cookies pop sticks are inserted.


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