Sunday after church I decided I'd try making shortbread cookies with a teapot cookie mold I bought on eBay several years ago. It was the first time I'd ever used this mold, and it worked really well. Each cookie is rather large, about 6 x 5-1/2 inches.
Here's a close-up of one of the cookies. Can you see the holly leaves near the "lid" and the stars on the body of the teapot? If not, that's OK.
Because you can see them here, on the cookie mold! The only problem was, I have only one of these cookie molds and had to bake these cookies one at a time, which is definitely not the most efficient way to bake. (And I also felt guilty about wasting energy baking a single cookie at a time, but what can I say? Desperate times call for desperate measures.) This cookie mold isn't marked, but I've seen others like it on eBay described as Mary Engelbreit cookie molds, and the style certainly resembles hers. Brown Bag Cookie Art has a similar mold selling for about $20 on eBay right now, but I'm not willing to pay that. Hopefully, by next Christmas I will have acquired two more teapot cookie molds and can bake three of these at once, saving time, energy ... and sanity!