For a long time now I've had this really bad cookie cutter habit. I find them irresistable, and I just keep buying more and more of them. When it all started I never even used any of them, and I thought that was bad. But then when I did start using them, I realized that this was even worse.
A couple of years ago I gave myself a heater (shield) shaped cookie cutter in my Christmas stocking. I didn't actually find one for sale in this shape - I rebent a round. This particular cutter has been a favorite of mine since then, and I've done all sorts of ridiculous things with it.
I unfortunately don't have pictures of my first cookies made with this cutter, but here are some more recent examples.
|Mid-March, 2001 I was getting ready to attend the Ommengang event to be held in Carolingia on March 24, 2001. The event announcement mentioned that they weren't having a traditional feast, but that people were encouraged to bring items for a potluck feast. After several days of wracking my brain, I still hadn't been able to come up with any ideas for period or even period-oid dishes that I could make. So I was browsing through my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, hoping that it would give me an idea, when I passed the section on sugar cookies.
That's when I suddenly remembered, "Hey! I have a heater shaped cookie cutter." So I wound up making these cookies, which are the badge of the Barony of Carolingia.
|Some friends from the Barony of the Bridge happened to be at Ommengang, and they thought the cookies were great. So after much egging on from them I repeated my cookie insanity for the second time in as many weeks, making these for Black Rose Ball, held on March 31, 2001.|
Here's another cookie, which I suppose you could call "heraldic".
|On December 1, 2006 I made a batch of these bear cookies. Haus VDK was putting together a care package for a member who had moved out of state and was feeling a bit isolated all by himself. His totem animal is a bear, and I thought, "What's a care package without cookies?" Plus it didn't hurt that I already had a bear cookie cutter just itching to be used.|