Tools of the Trade, Make It Monday

After my cookie cutters arrived on Friday and I knew that I would be testing out the cutters (and one of the recipes that came with them), it started a train of thought through all of my various cookie cutters. I find baking quite peaceful and calming, and I think that this is the perfect time of year to give out some spring and Easter baking! I do have more cookie cutters than just these- this isn’t including any of the Christmas cookie cutters, I have more of those than most people should…- but these are some of my favourites, and for different reasons.


The Westie and rose from the Gingerbread Cookie Cutter Co are my first plastic cookie cutters- I’m interesting to see how they cut the dough, and they feel in hand. Interestingly they are printed by a 3D printer, which is fascinating to me. (It doesn’t hurt that red is my favourite colour…)

The bow, ampersand, teacup, and apple are from my Kate Spade cookie cutter set. These are pretty widely available- in Canada you can get them from Chapters or the Bay, or order them directly from Kate Spade. They are large and quite sturdy and are easy on the hands (very important for large batches).

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The two squirrels are gifts (part of larger sets), because people know that I love squirrels (Alpha Gamma Delta’s mascot is a squirrel 🙂 )! The bigger one actually makes cookies that sit on the edge of a tea mug, and it’s pretty perfect for shortbread.


The bunny is in honour of my volunteering with the rabbits at the Winnipeg Humane Society- what kind of rabbit wrangler would I be if I didn’t make some bunny cookies?! And the moose? Well, I’m one of the more Canadian people out there, and moose are my favourite animals. They are quintessentially Canadian and make for a larger cookie. Win win!

The dress and pump are also gifts, and they are perfect match for my Kate Spade cookie cutters. I might make some dress and shoe Imperial cookies for Victoria Day in May, in honour of the Duchess of Cambridge and Her Majesty the Queen. These are also super cute, and the right touch for any sort of baking for a girls’ night in!

So, which of these are your favourite? And if you could have any shape in the world, what would it be?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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3 thoughts on “Tools of the Trade, Make It Monday

  1. Charlotte Graham April 3, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I am so envious of your cookie cutter collection! It sounds like you have quite a wonderful collection for all manner of cookie-baking occasions. Most of my cookie cutters (of which I have embarrassingly many!) are seasoning.

    I need to get more non-seasoning cutters like you have here. I think if I could have any shape I wanted, I’d like an owl! They are one of my favorite animals. Either that or a bow! Ooh, or a game controller.

    Also, how are you finding the plastic cookie cutters? When I saw the photo of your new cutters, I just assumed they were only plastic on one side, but had metal for the actual cutters. That is so cool that they are from a 3D printer!


    • anhistorianabouttown April 4, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      If you want animal cutters, check IKEA!! I have a set from there of 7 or 8 animals in varying sizes and it was less than $10 CAD! And I have to say, I think it IS very cool that it is 3-D printed- and I will definitely be placing another order!!!

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      • Charlotte Graham April 5, 2017 / 9:40 pm

        That is good to know! I never would have thought to check at IKEA. It’s amazing the places you can find good cookie cutters. (I think most of mine are from a craft store like Michael’s, maybe?).

        I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure I understand how a 3D printer works! All I know is, that is super cool that it can make cookie cutters!


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