This Shield cookie cutter is 3" wide by 4" high and 1 1/4" deep.
The cutter is hand crafted from tin plate and soldered with lead free solder.
The top edge of the cutter is rolled over to provide a comfortable grip in the palm of your hand when cutting a few, a dozen or several dozen cookies.
Perfect for making cookies but also ideal for many other food uses:
Sandwich cut outs that no one can refuse to eat!
Jello cut outs. Try several colors and flavors.
Brownie cut outs.
Sheet cake cut outs.
Rice Krispie treat cut outs.
Ice cream molds.
There are also many non food uses ultimately limited only by your imagination and creativity. Here are just a few:
Christmas tree ornament.
Soap mold. Kids might actually want to take a bath if they have a special bar of soap!
Playdough, clay and polymer clay cut outs.
My favorite rolled cookie recipe:
• 1 cups Butter • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
• 1 cups Spry or Crisco • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
• 5 cups Sugar • 1 teaspoon Salt
• 2 cups Buttermilk/Sour Milk • teaspoon Oil of Anise
• 5 Eggs • About 5 pounds Flour
Note: 3 cups Margarine or Butter may be substituted for the Butter and Shortening
Note: Oil of Anise is not the same as Anise Extract
Mix liquid ingredients
Add dry ingredients with flour last. Add flour gradually to thicken dough until it can be touched without sticking to your fingers
Chill dough in refrigerator overnight
Roll out portions of dough to desired thickness (keep remaining dough chilled to ease rolling)
Cut desired cookies from dough
Bake at 375 degrees on bottom shelf of oven until cookies just begin to brown on the edges (about 6 or 7 minutes)
Move cookies to top shelf of oven to finish (about 2 to 3 minutes - someone should watch closely so as not to burn the cookies)
Cleaning and care instructions included with purchase (but here they are for everyone's benefit):
Your tin plate cookie cutters should last indefinitely provided you give them a bit of attention. I recommend hand washing them in warm soapy water followed by a thorough rinse. After that, place them in your oven (set to bake on the lowest temperature possible - usually warm) for about 5 to 10 minutes. This will thoroughly dry the cutters and prevent rust on the untinned edges. Rust on the untinned edges will not impact the usefulness of the cutters but can be easily removed with scotch brite or a brillo pad.