Oh, hand cutting. Most people hate it. I actually find that it gives me freedom to make a shape that I want rather than trying to find or make a cutter that would work, especially if it’s something I’m only going to use once. Don’t get me wrong, my cookie cutter collection takes up a wall of my dining room. But my most important cookie tool is a sharp knife.
To make these cookies, I printed out the word “LOVE” in my favorite font- Cast Iron. I cut out the letters and traced around them with a knife. Then I decorated them.
Cutting out your own cookies gives you the freedom to choose your size and make any design adjustments easily.
While I’m on the subject of cookie cutters, though. A few weeks ago, I was feeling down. My husband took my daughter out for a bit and while they were out they stopped to pick up a little gift to cheer me up. My husband remembered that I had wanted a candy thermometer (making my own marshmallows has been on my to-do list for the past few years- lack of candy thermometer has been my excuse). While they were at Sur La Table, Ellie picked up a cookie cutter she insisted I “NEEDED”. So I made her a special love cookie using her cutter.
What she didn’t know is that I DID have that cutter already, but I had warped it a few years ago to make Big Bird for the first set of cookies I ever blogged about. Just do me a favor and DO NOT visit that link. I’ll curl up from embarrassment!
Speaking of marshmallows, I have to mention that Ben calls them “mee-mows”. That’s all.
I’m linking up to my friend Melissa’s new series at Simply Sweets by Honeybee.