If we added up the countless hours we've spent scouring kitchen, craft and baking stores for the perfect cookie cutters for birthday, bridal or baby showers — well you'd probably judge our obsessive nature to find the perfect one. We knew we could always make our own, but we had no idea it was so simple. To think of all the hours we could've spent doing other things, what's that they always say about hindsight?
Copper cookie cutters aren't always inexpensive, but more importantly, specialty shapes can be hard to come by. If you happen to keep a few basic supplies on hand, a custom design is only a few steps away.
You can find small rolls of copper from your local craft store (if they're well stocked) or from the nearest hardware store. For this method of cookie cutter creation, you will need a Crop-A-Dile II and although it's a specialty tool they're commonly found and any traditional punches you might have in your home will also work.
There isn't anything super complicated about this tutorial, just as long as you start with an image you love and a pair of pliers, you should be all set. This could be a great way to personalize a party or get together without spending hours combing the stores for specialty cutters. Swing over to RootsandWings to see the full tutorial with step-by-step photos!
Cookie cutters can be used for more than just cookies and are great for using as pancake and egg molds when cooking, cutting assorted bars like brownies and blondies or even giving as gifts at all those Spring showers for brides and babies!
Here's a few great recipes to test them out on:
• Recipe: Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
• Recipe: Brown Sugar Cookies with a Touch of Whole Wheat
• Can You Recommend a Reliable Sugar Cookie Recipe?