Make your own cookie cutters

 

 

 

 

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Do you want a way to customize your cookies ? Then make your own cookie cutters ! With a few easy steps, you can make your own cookie cutters in creative shapes that you can personalize for any occasion.

 

Make your own  Cookie Cutters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things you will need:

 

  • Gloves 
  • Disposable Aluminum Pans
  • Heavy Duty Scissors
  • Ruler Glue Or Tape

 

 

Safety gloves

 

Disposable Aluminum Pans

 

 

Heavy duty Scissors

 

 

Ruler

 

 

 

 

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Using safety gloves,with you’re heavy duty scissors; cut the sides off the pan.

 

 

 

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When closing your cookie cutter, over lap the ends of the strips, and using staple or glue to seal it together more then once.

 

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I made a oval shape. But, you can use pens or cups to help curves.

 

1.Using a disposable Aluminum Pans draw straight lines onto the bottom the pan, marking lengthwise. Use a ruler or something with a straight edge. Mark the lines at least 1″ apart and use the bottom of the surface as much as possible.

2. Using safety gloves,with you’re heavy duty scissors; cut the sides off the pan. Next , cut out the strips that were drawn on the bottom of the pan. {Be very careful while cutting}

 

3.Design: Figure out what kind of shape or design that you want. Draw the shape of cookie cutter that you would like to create on a sheet of paper. Or a picture, and cut out the shape. The perimeter of your cookie cutter can be no longer than your longest strip. For a guideline, cut a piece of string the length of your strips and use it to measure around the perimeter of your design. Using the string, hold it up to the strips, to measure it to see if it is long enough. Allow 1″- 2″ of the strip, so you have enough material for curves and to close cutters when you’ve finished shaping them.

 

4.Take one of the 1″ strips and start shaping and molding it around the design. Helpful tips:

 

                      Use pens or cups to help curves.

 

                      Use a ruler to create different angles.

 

 

 

5.When closing your cookie cutter, over lap the ends of the strips, and using staple or glue to seal it together more then once.

 

 

6.You will have nicks, so you need to file it down with a metal file. Fold over the edges { about 1/8 inch/3.1} This will provide a surface that will not be sharp so you don’t cut yourself . Please, make sure you wash and dry thoroughly, before using.

 

 

 

Adapted from:

http://www.wikihow.com › … › Crafts › Metalwork and Wire Projects

http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-cookie-cutters

 

 

 

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Baked chocolate donut holes

Baked Chocolate donut holes

Make  donut holes without a donut pan or frying it. It’s very easy, it’s a basic donut mixture form in a stiff like dough.  Take a tablespoon of the mixture, roll into a ball and bake .



Blend the dry and wet ingredients together.


Form into small balls


After the balls have cool, dip each one in the vanilla glaze.




I had to to test the product. YUM…………………..



after dipping shake off excess glaze,and  in place in  large plastic bag.  one at a time and shake. so ball have a nice coating of sprinkles 



Ingredients
1/2 cup of dark cocoa powder shifted
3/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
3/4 cup of milk
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla
2 tbsp of butter {melted and cooled}
Sprinkles 

Glaze
2 cups of powdered sugar
6 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract




Directions 

1 preheat oven at 325. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2.In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder,baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk ,egg, vanilla and melted butter.

3.Gently mix together both ingredients in one bowl, Don’t overmix. You want to form a slightly stiff dough .

4.With hands roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 11-15 mins. Cool before removing from pan to cooling rack.

6. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.
Dunk donut holes in glaze one at a time. Then place in large baggie with sprinkles and  shake. Take out and place on a wax paper or parchment paper. Enjoy.

D.I.Y. Colored sugar

2 easy steps for colored sugar
4 oz. of sugar crystals
3-5 drops of food coloring 
ziptop bag

1. Drop 3-5 drops of food coloring on sugar
2.Mix sugar and dye gently { in a bag or plastic cup}

Store in zip locked baggies .