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Celebrate Cookie Cutter Week–Decorate With Cookie Cutters

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 3, 2014

A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074“Celebrate Cookie Cutter Week–Decorate With Cookie Cutters” by Linda Martin Andersen

December 1-7 is Cookie Cutter Week.  December 4 is National Cookie Day.  I celebrated by decorating with cookie cutters.  Sorry, no fresh-baked cookie aroma here.  Try visiting grandma’s.  😉

One year at Christmas, I decorated my dining room with cookie cutters, cookie press, biscuit cutters, etc. that had belonged to my grandmothers.

Copyright 2014 Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2014 Linda Martin Andersen

This year I decided to switch, swap, and rearrange.  One of my favorite games.  A cheap one too.  This time I decided to  feature cookie cutters in a dough bowl.  Don’t look for a photograph of me rolling dough.  It’s not my thing.  Most likely my cookies would be too tough for comfort.  Time for another grandma reference:  Grandma should have given me lessons.  😉

Copyright 2014 Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2014 Linda Martin Andersen

I’m thankful my grandmothers left me collectables for decorating.  I can use them for baking if I choose to.  I have had success using a cookie press, but  I prefer to make drop cookies.  Still, I do love those cookie cutters.

Have you ever hung cookie cutters on your Christmas tree?  What about baked cookies?  Do you have a favorite cookie story?  I hope you’ll share it here.

Enjoy this special week in your own way.   Please leave a comment below.  Thanks for visiting. Come again and bring a friend. 

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18 Responses to “Celebrate Cookie Cutter Week–Decorate With Cookie Cutters”

  1. cute idea to decorate with cookie cutters. I’m hoping to decorate cookies with my 2 granddaughters–we’ll see how that goes!

  2. Very nice decor idea. So simple, nostalgic and inexpensive. Once upon a time I had cookie cutters llke this – not sure I do anymore. I hope I passed them on to my daughter. I’m with you – no cookie baking for me! But the decorating idea is grand!

    • Joyce,
      I’m glad you liked the decorating idea. I like the old stuff None of it qualifies as antique yet. I feel sure your daughter has the things you treasured, if you no longer do.

      Joyce, I imagine many others would join us for “No Cookie Cutter Baking.”

      I love the way you painted your storage building and furniture outdoors. You like decorating too!

      Thanks for taking time to comment. You have always been very supportive of my writing and a good friend. Thanks!

  3. Phyllis Heil said

    I’ve seen a tree decorated with cookie cutters. This year I decorated a small tree with seashells and a few sand dollars I’d collected at the beach.

    • Phyllis,

      Great to have you here. Thanks for commenting.

      I saw your lovely seashell tree this morning on FB. I left a like there. Thanks for mentioning that you’ve seen trees decorated in cookie cutters. I decorate a small tree with homemade gingerbread cookies–not the edible kind. I made the ornaments years ago and they still look great. They still make me hungry! 😉

      Merry Christmas, dear friend.

  4. Cute, Linda. I was teaching some neighbor kids how to make soft pretzels and they decided to use cookie cutters rather than shape the typical pretzel. The kids and I had a great time.

    • Kids are so creative. You are a jewel for having kids over to make soft pretzels. That will definitely be something they always remember. I wish I could join you sometime with a special event like this. Maybe one day!

  5. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    Cookie cutters come in fun shapes and sizes. And of course, the really creatiive can cut different ones to match their creative ideas. Thanks for always sharing such fun topics for us.

    Love, Joan

    • Joan,
      Creative baking has its giants who come in all sizes and shapes, just like cookie cutters. I’m glad you enjoyed this topic and I appreciate the compliment about sharing creative ideas. I bow low now! Just please don’t make me demonstrate how to roll out the dough. 😉

      Thanks for your comments and for your support through many years of friendship.

  6. Every Christmas, my brother, sister, and I always made sugar cookies from scratch with my mom. I loved her assortment of cookie cutters. We then decorated the cookies with homemade icing. It’s a tradition I continue to carry on, and I have cookie cutters for every holiday and occasion. 🙂

    • Jennifer,
      What a wonderful tradition you are keeping alive. I hope you’ll add a photo or two to your blog about the baking experience or show off some of your cookie cutters. Thanks so much for commenting!

      I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you through blogging. By the way, I saw a lost shoe in a turn lane last week. I thought it was a lone sole, but lo and behold, the other shoe was only a few yards ahead in the same lane. Thought of you though!

  7. Hi Linda, love your cookie-cutter decorations! I don’t bake, so these would suit me perfectly. 🙂 And no, I haven’t decorated with cookie-cutters.

  8. Thanks, Tracy!

  9. Kathleen said

    Love your idea of cookie cutters in a bowl–looks really festive! I tried making gingerbread cookies once-let’s just say that poor Mr. Gingerbread man had no chance of running away! I will buy them from now on! I am much better with drop cookies! A wish for a Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for the gift of your friendship!!

    • Kathy,
      Thanks for the compliment about the cookie cutter bowl decoration. I love your honesty about your baking experience. You’re so REAL and that’s a compliment. Love you! thanks for sharing with us. I love drop cookies too! Thanks for the good wishes for the holidays. Thank you for your friendship too!

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