Hi everyone. DW and I are baking some Christmas cookies that my wife asked advice for a few days ago. We bought a few Christmas cookie cutters to help create Christmas themed cookies. Problem is when you put the dough in to the cookie cutters and try to pull the cutter up it just leaves a blobby mess. Some of the cutters are metal and can probably be left in there to help the cookies keep their shape. But the bigger cutters are made of plastic and obviously can't be left in as they'd melt! Any tips on how to pull the cutters away and keep a decent shape?
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
The cutters should be "floured" before cutting into the cookie dough. I don't use flour because it can toughen the cookies. Instead, I "flour" my pastry cloth or cutting board with powdered sugar and dip my cutters into powdered sugar before cutting out my cookies.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
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Ok we finished the first batch. Chris said they taste "almost as good as grandma used to make" so for a first attempt that's a pretty good result! :) I can vouch that they taste GREAT! We're preparing a second batch so we will try your tip about flouring the cutters. Thanks for the tips!!