I had planned a garden update for today, but it's gray and rainy outside here this morning. It's a perfect day for baking Easter cookies and a chance to show you my cookie cutter collection.
It really didn't become a full-fledged
obsession collection until a couple of weeks ago. Up until then, I had a few cutters for various occasions. They were the typical cutters for Halloween, Christmas, etc. Then I found out about the blog called This Lunch Rox and saw all the cute things she was doing with her son's lunch. That started the wheels turning. Then...I discovered a place here in the Kansas City area called Off The Beaten Path, where you can get just about any cookie cutter you can think of at reasonable prices. (Not in KC? No problem. They are primarily a mail-order business.)
After visiting Off The Beaten Path, I now officially have a collection of cutters.
Here are the cutters we'll be using today to make Easter cookies from this recipe:
Among this mess, there are Christmas and Winter cutters, Halloween and Autumn Cutters, Springtime Cutters, and Insect/Critter Cutters (trust me, a tiny caterpillar cookie cutter is adorable).
There are cutters shaped like Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades. There are musical notes and a guitar. There is a cat and a mouse and a Scotty dog (Kat's school mascot) and a dog bone.
There's one shaped like the state of Missouri. There are hearts and stars galore, round biscuit cutters, a cactus, a price tag or gift tag, a sign language "I Love You" and a t-shirt. And I'm sure there are a few I haven't mentioned. (I had photographed them in groups, but my camera didn't cooperate and I just didn't have it in me to pose them again...sorry.)
The crazy thing is, I much prefer making drop cookies or homemade slice-and-bakes. But I do love these for cutting sandwiches and brownies for Kat's lunch. I've also heard that some people use them for stencils to cut paper or fabric shapes for crafts and quilts. They're good for cutting cookies, too, of course. That's something I do for Kat and Shane. Collection or no collection, if I had my lazy way, I'd probably never make another roll-out cookie in my life!