Yesterday morning the Big Brown Truck of Joy dropped these off on my porch
I was putting the dough in the fridge to chill as they arrived.
An hour later I assembled my stuff
I’m not Martha so elaborate icing is out. Colored sugar sprinkles are in.
I’ve got a couple suggestions for people using these cutters. There are many nooks & crannies in the images. It took me 3 trays of cut outs to get it sorted. The dough kept getting stuck in the indentations & the cookie would cling to the cutter.
1. Roll the dough out to a quarter of an inch thick. Get a ruler to check it. This is important for making the impressions properly.
2. Dust the cutters with flour or powdered sugar before cutting & pressing the cookies. Dust the dough too.
3. Press FIRMLY on the plunger, especially if the dough is very chilled.
4. You want the dough to be really chilled.
5. Roll it out between waxed paper right out of the mixing bowl and put on a metal cookie tray in the fridge to chill. Keep the dough on the bottom waxed paper on the cold cookie sheet while cutting the cookies to keep the stickiness down.
A deep impression is easier to decorate. See how the green sugar rolled right into the grooves?
A lack of brown or black colored sugar makes Darth decor a bit of a problem. Brown sprinkles just are not the same.
The Yoda cookies were the easiest to press out and the hardest to get off the cookie tray after baking. The Boba Fett ones were the hardest to press out.
The boys were thrilled.