Monday, December 14, 2009

Copper Cookie Cutters

I started collecting copper cookie cutters when Hubby and I first got married. It wasn't until this year that I really considered it a collection. It was always just something that I loved, and so when I saw a new one that I thought I should have I would get it. They aren't that expensive so I never thought to much about it. Well now it has become a bit of a obsession. My mom helps to fuel it by buying me ones that she knows I have looked at, but just haven't bought yet. Then the other day I was browsing on line and found more of the copper cookie cutters than I ever know what to do with, so I started a wish list, not so much for other people, but mostly for me so when I have a few extra dollars I don't have to spend hours searching for them.

Here is my list that I have so far and it is always looking to be expanded.
large tree
small tree
large star
small star
large gingerbread man
small gingerbread man
maple leaf
oak leaf

As you can tell it started out with fall and Christmas and now I am expanding to the rest of the holidays and to just animals in general. I have many other cookie cutters, but these are just the copper ones that I have so far. The boys love cookie cutter cookies and they love to help make them. It is a great way for us to spend a few hours together in the kitchen.

** By the way I do use all of them; that is one of my things. If I am not going to use it then I probably won't buy it.

Here is my recipe for cookie cutter cookies. I have used it for years and it is my favorite. I don't like regular sugar cookies and these aren't as sweet as many that you get. They are better with frosting too.

Cookie Cutter Cookies
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/2 cup flour

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla mix until combined. Add in flour and salt mix until well combined. Then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Roll out to 1/4" and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes*

*Cooking time varies on the size of the cookie. The larger ones take 12-15 the smaller ones around 10.



  1. It's nice that you have such a great collection!! I don't do much baking, not even at Christmas time, but I collect the recipes regardless. :)

  2. That is a great thing to collect. I have a large shoebox full of tin cookie cutters. The copper ones are so much nicer. My mom recently passed her older Tupperware cookies cutters on to me. I love them. They are the ones I remember using with her when I was little.

  3. your collection is growing, how about a dino cutter?


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