February 21, 2014

A new cookie cutter!

We wanted a cookie cutter that looked like the Irish dance dresses...  This weekend we have a "ceili" - that is an Irish gathering of music, dance and food! 
I used a large round cookie cutter (it was $1.59) and made a paper one, then undid it and marked the metal one with lines where I needed to bend it "in" or "out."
 First dress (using Mom's butter cookie) came out so nicely!
All ready to go into the oven.  Olivia was pretty excited!
Both Hannah and Olivia helped me to decorate these cookies, using a simple homemade icing (confectioner sugar and lemon juice).  Which do you like the best?
I was inspired by these cookies:


Mama Shara said...

Umm... You're amazing! Clever clever idea! I love the top left green!

elizabeth said...

how neat!! what a good idea to make the cookie cutters that way!!! they look really lovely!!! I like the yellow one the best!! :) have a wonderful weekend!

Anna@stuffedveggies said...

Wow! Beautiful!

I'm impressed that you made the cutter yourself & that the girls did such a beautiful job decorating!

Haddock said...

That shape will be appealing to kids.

flowersforTeacher said...

what a great idea!

GretchenJoanna said...

Splendid! I'm sending this to my daughter right now.