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Old 02-05-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Where to get custom cookie cutters?

Has anyone ever made cookie cutters or found a place to have them custom made?

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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I've never heard of that at all Janet. Is there something you are looking to do? I look at cookie cutters everywhere we go but have never thought of having any made.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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I've ordered from these people quite a few times. They do custom cutters, but only in bulk...around 5k pieces. However, they have a kit for making your own. I haven't tried it, but if you don't want too complex a shape, it may be worthwhile.

Make Your Own Cookie Cutters

Edit: They also have a huge variety of cutters...maybe they already have what you need?
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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JamesS - thanks for the link!

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I've never heard of that at all Janet. Is there something you are looking to do?
I am looking to improve this giant cutter I made from a paint can lid, copious amounts of hot glue and plastic ruler 15 years ago. It's very functional but highly disgusting... I use it many time each year to make shortbread. The cutter makes a scalloped edge circle and the funky popsicle stick thing makes wedge shaped indentations in that circle so that the short bread cracks into 6 perfect pieces. This is all sized to fit into a standard size small small can that you can buy at dollar stores. I make them as gifts at xmas, etc. Each can holds 4 of these big cookies.

To make this even worse, I use the flat end of a carpenters pencil to make a pretty shaped oval imprint in each wedge. The paint can lid mock up was intended to be just that - a model, but it got pressed into service and I've been using it ever since.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #5
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Pics of actual cookies - I had fun this weekend.....

This batch took 1.5 lbs of butter :) I found a place that may be able to make me a cutter but am still waiting for an estimate.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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just want to share. this is my bet...

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Old 02-22-2010, 08:11 PM   #7
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Janet, talk to the shop teacher at your local vocational school.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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Janet, talk to the shop teacher at your local vocational school.

oohhh - good idea.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:00 AM   #9
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Perfect timing Thanks JamesS -- My youngest grandson 3rd bday is in a few days and he wants Firetruck theme for his party and I found a set of different fire items for only $7.95 on that site. Already placed the order. He will be thrilled to see the cookies. I have my work cut out of me as I already volunteered to make his cake. A Firetruck of course. Found that on the Betty Crocker website.
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The only problem with the vocational school that they may not have food safe grade material.
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The only problem with the vocational school that they may not have food safe grade material.
They would probably use aluminum as it is cheap and soft (easy bending). As long as it's clean, aluminum should be food safe.
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I don't think so. There is a special alluminum that is food grade and it is actually pretty expencive.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:11 PM   #13
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Yes but cookies are low acid and it should not be a problem.
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They would probably use aluminum as it is cheap and soft (easy bending). As long as it's clean, aluminum should be food safe.
...and probably more food safe than a paint can lid and carpenter's pencil
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Janet, your cookies look beautiful. I know this isn't exactly what you want, but have you thought about shortbread "pans". I am sure if you looked on the internet there would be something close or a place where you could fire your own.
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Janet, your cookies look beautiful. I know this isn't exactly what you want, but have you thought about shortbread "pans". I am sure if you looked on the internet there would be something close or a place where you could fire your own.

oohh - that is very pretty, but I am holding out for the custom thing (if I can figure out how to get it made). The beauty of the cutter is that I can bake a lot of cookies at once. With the press, it would be slow to make them, one after the other. But those cookies are lovely....
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Just a silly idea, but I use a Scottish Scone / Cornbread Pan - Nordic Ware when baking scones. Could you use it as a cutter by pressing it on the dough upside-down? As a bonus you can always use it some other time for scones or cornbread.

EDIT: you can find the pans on Amazon...
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Janet, your cookies look beautiful. I know this isn't exactly what you want, but have you thought about shortbread "pans". I am sure if you looked on the internet there would be something close or a place where you could fire your own.
WOW! Great minds think alike, huh?
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Janet, your cookies look beautiful. I know this isn't exactly what you want, but have you thought about shortbread "pans". I am sure if you looked on the internet there would be something close or a place where you could fire your own.

Wow those are cool!
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If you like that one, check out these. And these ones are in American dollars!
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