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November 1, 2015 / mintcustard

Cursed cookies – using just one of my collection of cookie cutters

Cursed cookies. Stamped and decorated.

Cursed cookies. Stamped and decorated.

I love a good cookie cutter,although to be fair I love a bad one too. I have so many I am still waiting to use my disco cookie cutters and my Ninja bread cutters from my haul last Christmas. No doubt my Star Wars cutterswill make an appearance before the new movie release as well.

My Halloween cookie cutter collection.

My Halloween cookie cutter collection.

At Halloween I have few to choose from. In the past I have made Gingerdead men and skeleton cookies too. This year it was the turn of the cursed cookie.

The Gingerdead men and cursed cookie cutters are made by Fred. They consist of a cutter and an imprint maker. You can leave the cookies with the imprint or ice them. It is really up to you. The skeleton cutters are from Williams Sonoma, picked up on a trip to Virginia two years ago.

I chose to ice the biscuits. I’m no artist so the actual biscuit needs to be simple to make, giving me time to decorate. When making biscuits with designs stamped on them it is wise to factor in time to chill the stamped dough. This helps the design to remain on the cookie as it bakes as well as giving the biscuit a crisp, clean edge.

Cooled and iced. More cursed cookies.

Cooled and iced. More cursed cookies.

Cookies for stamping and icing.

150g plain flour

100g butter – softened

50g caster sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 160c.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Add in the flour, you may find your hands are the best tools for this. Don’t overwork the dough.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut out your cookie, stamp any pattern, place on a baking tray and chill for a further 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your cookie. They need to be just a little golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Decorate when completely cold.

Do you have favourite cookie cutters? Let me know so I can add them to my wish list and hopefully my collection.

 

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  1. Rachel Radiostar / Nov 2 2015 7:07 am

    I have those Gingerdead cutters, but I have made the Ninjabread men before now and they
    Looked ace once decorated!! I have just had to buy a new storage box for all my biscuit cutters – I’m a bit f a collector !! Latest craze is snowflake ones lol

  2. jacquigourlay / Nov 2 2015 1:54 pm

    They look brilliant, love those cutters. I have loads and love collecting them. Think the favourite in our house is our polar bear cutter!!

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