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Old 07-29-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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Keeping the design in stamp/mold cookies?

Hi Everyone,

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??



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Old 07-29-2009, 09:07 AM   #2
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Cookies rise and expand when baked, causing the design to become less defined. All I can think of is to press the stamp very firmly into the cookie to make a deeper impression than you think you'll need (even if it doesn't look good raw) so it looks better when it's baked.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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Try a different recipe. Maybe something with less leavening or something.

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