Now that Christmas is getting near it is time to think about making cookies! My children and I enjoy making lots and lots of holiday cookies this time of year. We try out new recipes, and share the cookies with friends and family. Even though there are so many interesting and creative Christmas cookie recipes around we always make the old family favorites too, like shortbread and chocolate chip. I recently received a set of Cookie Stamps from Stampinâ€™ Up to use to make our basic shortbread and sugar cookies look even more festive!
The idea behind cookie stamps is very simple, you simply press the stamps into the cookie dough to create a seasonal design. For cookie stamps to work you need to be using a recipe that doesnâ€™t rise, because if the dough rises the design will be lost. So they are perfect for shortbread and sugar cookies. You can also use them on a recipe like Snickerdoodles that rises, and just stamp the cookies while they are still warm from the oven.
The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp set contains three designs, a snowflake, a heart and a pumpkin. It has a removable wooden handle, with the designs on silicone stamps that fit over the handle. I have used plastic cookie stamps before, and these are much, much better. The handle is nice and big, and makes it easy to press down hard to get the design in the cookie. I did not have to spray the stamps with cooking spray to get them to release, but that might be necessary with a stickier cookie dough. It is so cute that the colors of the silicon stamps match the design too, with orange for the pumpkin, red for the heart and blue for the snowflake.
My children and I made shortbread cookies to try out the new stamps. We mostly used the snowflake stamps since they were the most seasonal, although we made a few of the other ones. It was fast and easy to make the cookies. Stampinâ€™ Up also sent us a bunch of products to create hand stamped packaging for giving the cookies as neighbor gifts. This was very cute, and we enjoyed making â€œHomemadeâ€ gift tags and packaging the cookies in decorated boxes. I know we will be using this cookie stamp set often, because it is a great way to make great looking cookies quickly.
Stampinâ€™ Up is providing a Cookie Stamp set as a giveaway to one of my readers! These would be a wonderful stocking stuffer, and since the designs are not specifically â€œChristmasyâ€ it will be useful year round.
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Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.