Friday, December 23, 2011

Cookies for your cup

The Christmas bakery at my house has now closed for the season, but before I pack things away I wanted to share some new cookie cutters that are especially appropriate for those of us who love cups and mugs. These cookie cutters create a little notch in your sugar cookie dough so that you can slip the cookie onto the rim of your teacup or mug. What a cute idea!

I found mine some weeks ago at a HomeGoods store. I could see there was a shooting star, a regular star and a Christmas tree, and I couldn't quite see the fourth cookie cutter because of the price sticker.

When I got home and removed the cookie cutters from the packaging, I *still* couldn't tell what the fourth one was. Can you? My husband's guess of "a Santa cap" makes the most sense, I guess, although I do think it also looks a bit like a hammer.

I love the English translation on the package, which seems a little off somehow but is still quite charming. I've seen these cookie cutters in other designs too, and I'm going to be on the lookout for some heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day. It's never too early to start planning for holidays in the new year!

14 comments:

  1. I saw these too at TJ Maxx and almost bought them --now I'm sorry I didn't! And I bet they won't be there when I go back!

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  2. Those cookie cutters are really cute - I've never seen them before. I thought "Santa hat" as soon as I saw the fourth cutter.

    The red star cookie looks so pretty with your Christmas teacup.

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  3. Ha ha the last one looks like me after baking all week!!
    My guess is a Santa cap as well...lovely tea cup :)

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  4. How charming. I thought everyone was cutting the notches out by hand. Silly me!

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  5. Santa cap, and those are adorable! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Oh my, these are darling!! I've never seen cutters like these before either--I think I will do a quick google/amazon search and see what I can come up with. And definitely a Santa's hat! :)

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  7. Why did I not think of that !
    Very clever cutters !

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  8. I love these! I've never seen them before but I'll be watching for them too. I agree with your husband, I think the last one is a Santa or elf hat. If you draw a straight line across the bottom to close in the cut out it may be easier to see.

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  9. Very cute cutters! I also had to comment that I love your holly cup and saucer!!

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  10. how cute! I've not seen these before.

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  11. What neat cookie cutters! I have never seen them before, thanks for sharing, Joanie

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