Introduction: Make COOKIES and Your Own CHRISTMAS CUTTERS

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The happiest time of the year is approaching and it is best to share it with the family with some delicious and beautiful cookies

In this Instructable, you will learn how to make your own cutters and not depend on the shapes found in the market.


For cutters:

  • Aluminum foil (not thin)

For the cookies:

  • 150 g butter
  • 190g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 230 g flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For coverage:

  • White chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Colorants

Step 1: MAKING THE CUTTERS. Preparing the Aluminum Foil

Cut the aluminum foil to the thickness of a ruler.

Step 2: Folding the Aluminium Foil

Mark 7mm on each side to make a fold.

(Every time you want to bend aluminum it is good to use a pencil smudger since if you use your fingers it is very likely to cut yourself)

Then fold it again so it will get thicker.

Step 3: Making the Figure

Cut off the tip.

Begin to fold it, giving the shape of the figure you want. (You can find the drawings I used attached here as a PDF)

Step 4: Finishing the Figure

When finishing the figure, cut the excess material.

Add some glue (I used nail glue)

Put a clip to keep the shape of the figure while the glue dries.

Step 5: Make Your Own Cutters!!!


Prepare the ingredients

Step 7: Mixing the Ingredients

Beat the butter and sugar until you get a light and fluffy mixture.

Add the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt.

Sift the flour and add it to the mixture.

Step 8:

Put the mixture in wrapping plastic.

Leave it in the refrigerator for an hour.

Step 9:

Apply melted butter to the baking sheets.

Preheat the oven to 350 ° F

Step 10: Time to Use Your Cutters!!!

Spread the dough on some flour and create a 3 or 4 mm thick sheet.

Cut the shapes.

Put in the oven for 12 minutes.

Step 11: Cookies Cookies and More Cookies

Step 12: Time to Color Them

With a wire my dad and I bend a figure that allows us to separate 5 aluminum glasses to separate the chocolate colors (you can see it in the photos)

  1. Bring water to boil
  2. Turn off the stove
  3. Put the aluminum glasses with chocolate inside
  4. Wait for it to melt
  5. Add some colorants as desired and mix

Step 13: Coloring the Cookies

With a wooden stick or butter knives, apply chocolate to the cookies and let them dry.

Step 14: Time to Enjoy

I hope you enjoy these cookies and a great family Christmas time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

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