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:

Martha said...

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!

parTea lady said...

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.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I sooooooooo need these!

Perry St Lawyer said...

This is all new to me.

Lady Whidbey said...

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

Mom Walds Place said...

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

Joy said...

Santa cap, and those are adorable! Merry Christmas!

Denise :) said...

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! :)

Rosemary said...

How clever!

Susan said...

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

Jenny said...

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.

Ann said...

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

Ginger said...

how cute! I've not seen these before.

Anonymous said...

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