othing tastes as good as homemade and with these imprinted treats, cookie eaters will definitely know you made these goodies yourself.
Cookies have never been so cleverly and adorably self-described.
I first saw a photo of this cookie stamp in the Emporium section of Country Living/British Edition magazine. When I e-mailed the UK company about purchasing one, reps said they did not ship to the United States.
Never deterred, I googled "homemade cookie stamp" and voila, several U.S. based listings for the cookie stamp came up.
Cameron loves to bake (and taste) so she's always a willing helper in the kitchen.
There are loads of rolled cookie recipes out there but if you can't put your hands on one right away, here's one that I've saved as a PDF.
The PDF will appear as two pages. First, print page-1 only onto heavy cardstock. After printing, reinsert the same page backwards (top end first) and print page-2 for a festive striped backside.
Trim excess paper to create two recipe cards and laminate for durability. Keep one card for yourself and give the other to a friend.
Sprinkle a flat surface with a tiny bit of flour and then roll the dough out to a thickness just under 1/4-inch.
Gently press the cookie mold into the dough to leave the impression.
Don't press too hard because you don't want the mold to break through the back of the dough.
You can use a plain circle cutter but I think a cutter with a scalloped edge ads a tad more interest to the baked cookie.
They look delicious, don't they?
Any cookie that stacks this well is a cookie that will bag up well for gift giving.
Grab some cookie bags, ribbon and a small floral embellishment or holiday ornament.
If you're using an embellishment that has a metal wire, it's a good idea to curl the wire end so that the pointy end is facing inward.
The wire stem not only looks better curled but also helps prevent anyone from getting accidentally pricked by a sharp wire point.
Make sure you use the twist ties to close the bag tightly so the cookies stay nice and fresh.
I found these stickers at Michael's in the baking section.
Of course, you can change the embellishment and ribbon to suit any occasion or seasonal theme.
I think this is such a pretty presentation that's fun and easy to create.