Keeping the design in stamp/mold cookies?
I have some beautiful cookie molds that belonged to my great grandmother, and I want to use them. They're pieces of wood with the designs carved into them. I found a recipe from a site that sells cookie stamps and followed it (I made butter cookies). The cookies came out beautifully, but when I baked them, the designs disappeared! They didn't really flatten, because I cooked them close together and they didn't run into each other; it was more like the cookie puffed a little or else the design sunk back down into the cookie.
Anyone have any advice??