Since there were a few cookie cutter shapes I really would like to have, and would have to order them (and probably pay shipping on top of the cost of the cookie cutter) I got my supplies to try it. I went with the bottom video from yesterday’s post.
I found a lid from an aluminum tray for 89 cents! I chose this over the bottom of the pan because it is flatter, and a little larger (the sides of the pan were at an angle)
I improvised and traced my designs onto wax paper. (because I needed to trace them and don’t have tracing paper)
Then I cut the lid into inch wide strips and folded over one edge for stability and safety.
Then carefully using the tracings as a guide I shaped the new cookie cutters and stapled them shut near the top. (high enough it shouldn’t be touched by the cookie dough) And worked a little more to finish the shaping.
These were fun and didn’t take that long to make. I believe the will work, but don’t think they will hold up for more than one use. My favorites are the tie and the sweater/jersey. I intend to turn the sign language I love you into a foam finger. If the cookies turn out I hope to remake them in a sturdier piece of metal. I got 4 cookie cutters and can probably make another 5 with what is left of my lid.