A Cookie Gathering
The Whole Collection
For Every Occasion
"This is just a fraction of my cookie cutter collection. I also have a variety of cookie stamps which just leave impressions and can only be used for select recipes. I'm not sure I have cutters for a gymnastics match, but there's an elephant and donkey suitable for a presidential debate and several varieties of cats for a cat's birthday. I don't think I have a mouse for the cat's birthday, but there's a groundhog, which of course has its own celebration day, and a rabbit and a songbird, so the cat's birthday is covered. There is a salt water taffy, palm tree, sail boat, seal, cruise ship, and train. You can have a Charlie Brown Christmas, or a more traditional one plus more modern takes on stars and trees. There are barnyard and zoo animals. You could have a card party. They aren't in the photo, but I have cutters like a high heel shoe that can be used for a bridal shower. It would probably take me the next two days to organize more.
It's hard to choose favorites as it depends on what you're making, but I like the gingerbread cutter as it can be decorated as both a gingerbread man or a reindeer. I also love my springerle mold which dates back more than one hundred years. If you haven't made them, you should try Maida Heatter's 8-Layer Cookies. They are layered icebox cookies which can actually just be sliced and baked, but you can also slice them, use your cookie cutters on the slices, then bake them. The cookies are striped with multiple almond stripes and chocolate stripes."—Louise M.