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Last Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to spend most of the day with my dear friend Julie. A little bittersweet as she is moving back to Phoenix. Her house sold in 3 days, she made an offer on another house, and they are both planning 30-day escrows. Whew! Creative baking can be very therapeutic and help me to process when life changes.
This cookie stamp idea has been rolling around in my head since the holidays began. Most of the rollers and stamp I priced were insane. Never knew there was so much history around cookie stamps.
Oven 350 degrees Makes 2 1/2 doz. Kid Friendly recipe
Just a side note as this is a lovely YouTube shared; her dough needs a bit more work. Remember a light dusting of flour is all that is required. Do not forget the kneading, please. Reminder, the time spent in the frig. also helps to meld the ingredients together.
Prepare one 3 in. Cookie stamp and a 3 in. Round cookie cutter. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl/mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, till light and fluffy add egg, corn syrup & molasses. Mix altogether. Sift flour & spices, add to creamed mixture blend well. Wrap dough in plastic and chill from 15min. to 2 hours.
Cut dough into 4ths. take 1/4 of dough and knead 2 min. until smooth and pliable. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Dust lightly cookie stamp with flour and press onto dough. Remove cookie stamp. Repeat the process of stamping. Dust cookie cutter and place over stamped design, cut and lift with a spatula onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue to roll out, stamp & cut remaining dough. Place filled cookie sheet into the refrigerator while you're continuing to roll out the rest of your dough. Cooling the stamped cookies helps to retain the indentation of the stamp. Cool for up to 20 min. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Cookies do not particularly show edges browning. Let rest on pan for 2 min. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
What made this day extra special besides sharing it with you, is that I found this package of Norpro Cookie Stamper, set of 2 hiding in the clearance rack. I'm waiting for the weekend, reading up on dough recipes, looked at a few recipes and then created my own. A lightly sweet, firm dough, reminds me of animal crackers. Let me know how you like them.
Happy Cookie Stamping
If you need to take something to the neighborhood potluck and it has to be quick this is "Sweet Tooth" Peanut Butter and Chocolate, yum.
One of the fastest I know.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix condensed milk, peanut butter, biscuit mix, vanilla thoroughly. With a small cookie scoop, scoop up balls, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies do not spread so you may put them close together. Bake 375 for 6-8 minutes. Press lightly kiss into hot cookie immediately after coming out of the oven. In 2 min. Tap gently partially melt Kiss again to help candy to stick to the cookie. Remove to cooling rack.