Cooks and Crafters rejoice! You can now make perfect 9-pointed stars out of clay, paper and dough every time using this set of three stainless steel, star cookie cutters.
These are not flimsy tin or plastic. They are high-quality stainless steel to stand up to years of holiday baking, children’s classes and clay cutting. Plus, they look nice on your kitchen counter.
Set of three cutters, in small (2.3″), medium (3.5″) and large (4.5″) allows you to make interlocking star chains in clay, trace star wreaths, cut star-shaped watermelon slices, make multi-layered muffins or even… cookies! Great family fun.
The cutters and stamps come separately in color-coordinated organza pouches with ribbon ties. This protects them and makes them easy to find in your gadgets drawer. It also makes them look pretty snazzy as gifts. The new production has the added benefit of a folded back edge to make them easier to push against without hurting your hands. (see the detailed picture)
It took me 6 months to track down the company that originally made these for me, but it was worth it. Because they still had the dies, I am able to reduce the price even further.
Cookies Build Community
When I was a kid, my favorite part of Easter was not the egg hunt, but the egg decorating. Preparing for holidays is just as important as the holiday itself. Baking cookies together, as a family or as a community, is a way to create a holiday tradition that children will remember and look forward to every year.
Three Craft Ideas: Whether it is for holidays or just children’s classes, these molds can make more than just cookies. As you scroll through the pictures, you will see one that is a decoration made from glow-in-the-dark Play Doh, available at Target. Another is of a plastic “stained glass” star, made by placing large metal cookie cutter on a cookie sheet and filling it one layer deep with plastic pony beads – clear colors are best – then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and you have a (plastic) stained-glass star. If you put a metal nut towards the top before baking, you can put a string though it to hang in the window. A similar, but edible version is to cut out a star-within-a-star to make a star border, then put crushed hard candies (jolly ranchers) or soft gummies in the middle and bake until the candy is melted.
Note: The cookies pictured are by several people, including Morgan Meyers, Justice Saint Rain, and the elegant ones without the stamps but with stenciled patterns or royal icing are by Danna Ness. See her work here.