Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cookie Cutters

I tend to like all things "crafty."  And, I like to cook.  Put those two things together, and I am as happy as a clam!  I started picking up cookie cutters when my children were little to use for special occasions, birthdays, school parties,  snacks at cub scouts or brownies, etc.  I usually just cut out sugar cookies and frosted them, and was always disappointed because they lost their shape, or after I frosted them, you couldn't tell what they were.  So, I put the cutters aside and concentrated on other things (cupcakes!).  Then, I saw some beautifully decorated cookies and wanted to learn how to make them.  I started my internet search and was amazed at the great cookie decorating sites that are available to learn, get ideas, and solve problem when decorating..  So, I jumped right in.  Since my husband is a "cookie monster," I decided to make him cookies for Father's Day.  After all, he is a pretty wonderful father!  This is my third try at this "new craft" and I am slowly improving.  But, my cookies don't compare to the amazing cookies on my favorite cookie website:  After looking at her cookies, please don't judge me too harshly!

These are the cookie cutters that I used from my cookie cutter collection:  large rectangle, birdhouse, large and small heart, scalloped oval, tie, Michigan, and glasses.

And here are the cookies, ta da!  Happy Father's Day Sweetie!  You see, my husband is a scientist and we like to tease him about being a "nerd."  But my son, the engineer, is following close behind!

I used the "scalloped oval" as the "greeting" for the cookie tray.

Although my husband doesn't use a pocket protector, I am not sure it won't creep into his wardrobe one of these days!  This cookies was made by using the birdhouse upside down and cutting off the edges of the roof.

He has a pretty amazing tie collection.  This is like one of his Jerry Garcia ties.  See, he isn't such a nerd after all!

I just had to make a scientific calculator!  Talk about a ton of buttons.  I have no idea what most of them are for.  If I couldn't fit the whole symbol on the button, I just shortened it.  I am waiting for someone to tell me I did it wrong!  Scientists like things to be CORRECT!!  I made this cookie by using the large rectangle and then cutting it smaller.

The beautiful state of Michigan!  "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you!"

Yes, he wears glasses!  I didn't put the white tape between the lenses on this one.

My husband received his "Master's" from the University of Michigan.  So, we have lots of things with"Ms" on them in our house!  This mug was made using the rectangle cutter and trimming it smaller.  The handle was made using the large heart and small heart for the inside and the outside of the handle.

More Jerry Garcia inspired ties!

And yes, he does have a few "Michigan" ties, one even plays the "fight song!"

Needless to say, he was pretty happy with his gift this year.  I had fun, too.  He has two cookies left, both "Michigan" cookies.  I guess they are his favorite!

I will be sharing more of my cookie cutter collection as I attempt to improve my decorating skills!  If I get my act together, I am hoping to try some red, white, and blue cookies for the 4th of July!  

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...summer is finally here!


  1. You are so clever!! Grmma Sally

  2. Awesome---what more can I say?! And I am sure your cookies were absolutely delicious as well. Can't wait to see you! tmv