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How do you use these OLD cookie cutters?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have a set of these alreadry at home that I tried to use once but the cookie dough kept getting stuck inside the cutter and lines?
no matter how cold the dough was
what do I do?


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post #2 of 11
Dust them in flour.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
That didnt work to well
I have a vintage holly leaf cutter and tried that
Didnt work to well
maybe I'll try again
post #4 of 11
Could you spray them lightly with no-stick spray and then perhaps a dusting of sugar?
post #5 of 11

Are they cookie "cutters"

If you really look at these you no doubt see that the rim around the edge is very shallow, not really deep enough to be a decent cookie cutter.
I found with a couple I had, have since dumped them, but they were only good to press onto the dough to leave an impression. Just lightly dust with
fruit powdered sugar, that will dissolve into the dough and not clog the pattern..... qahtan
post #6 of 11
Carl, first you have to use the right type of cookie dough. I would suggest a Springerle recipe (google).

Second, with cutters like that, non stick spray, nor flour will be sufficient for getting them to not stick.

I would roll out the Springerle dough, then brush with cornstarch (cutter and dough), then cut.

Those types of cutters can be a b****. Also to get the design to not get ruined, the Springerle dough will help.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
YEAH!
they are a pain
I thought it was just me!
post #8 of 11
I had something similar once, the 12 days of christmas. It came with its own recipe (which i don't have) but the recipe was heavy on flour. I also could make a spice cookie with them, ginger snap type cookie, and they came out ok. It has to be a recipe that has enough flour and isn;t sticky. It impressed the lines on them and also cut, just that the lines were pretty deep. But they did work. try again, add more flour to your recipe, don;t make it too buttery.
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post #9 of 11
I use those exact type when my stepmother and I make Christmas cookies. We use LOTS of flour. Make sure every little space is coated, and bury them into the floured dough. After the dough is in the cutter, lightly tap the top and shake a little bit.
It works for us at least. :lol:
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post #10 of 11
I had a 100+ set of cookie cutters made like that several years ago. I picked them up cheap somewhere and they had Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. I never could get them to work and finally tossed them when I moved.
post #11 of 11
I have some vintage cookie cutters that are made the same way. I tried to use them once; I washed them and put them on my baker’s rack as decorations.
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