Has anyone made their own cookie cutters? I know the bit about tracing out designs, just wondering on type of flashing, and how to keep them together. Also, any ideas on cookies spreading??? Thanks ("
I have made my own using the tutorial on CC. I picked up a roll of flashing at the hardware store and cut strips. I scrubbed those well, then proceeded. I cleaned well again after making.
For spreading, try less baking powder, or a bit more flour. Chill your cutouts in the freezer a few minutes right before putting in oven.
If they so spread, you can recut using the same cutter just as they come out of the oven (must be hot to do this).
I never had a problem with my cookies spreading until my mom bought me new cookie sheets that were slick non-stick. They spread way out and distorted horribly! I baked more cookies from that same batch on my old non-non-stick pans and they didn't spread at all.
I know that a bunch of people on here make their own stencils and/or cookie cutters.
Here are some threads/articles that have information that might be helpful to you...
KHalsteads article make your own cutters
making own cutters thread
Thanks everyone! I just got a new oven, had to tweak the temp a it, and did add some more flour. Did the trick! Cutter, I just saw one tutorial cool! Can't wait to try! I'm usually only a cakin gal, but I just took an order for a cake w/cookies so gotta get all my ducks in a row. Wish me luck!