Why can the cookie cutters come in handy?
Homemade cookies - what can be tastier and more interesting, especially if the house has children? With what joy the little ones perceive their mother's words: "Today we will bake cookies!" With what rapture they help to knead the dough, and then cut the pechenyushki! That's why every good mother should have at home a wide variety of biscuit tins. Fortunately, in our time to acquire them is not difficult: in almost every specialized store or even in the simple economic forms of such a huge choice. It can be found for every taste: plastic with special handles for holding, and metal ones, for flat cookies or voluminous, in the form of figures of animals, letters, figures and even thematic ones, for example, for the New Year and Christmas.
Do you make cookies for yourself? Easily!
But what to do if you want cookies, but do not have a mold at hand? Or is it, but not as necessary? In this case, do not despair, you can make the right form yourself. To do this, you will need a tin can, for example from condensed milk, scissors, cardboard and a pencil. On the cardboard it is necessary to draw the necessary figure: key, heart, fir-tree - and cut. From the washed jars cut off the tin strip, then gently bending, to give it the desired shape. Be careful not to be injured by a sharp edge: it is better to bend it. At the joint, the tin strip can be soldered or fastened in any other way.
Thus we make several different figures. Everything, cookie cutters are ready, you can start baking! And here is the recipe for a delicious dessert.
For cooking, you need: one and half glasses of flour, two tablespoons of starch (you can corn), a glass of powdered sugar, two-thirds of a pack of butter.
For decoration: two glasses of powdered sugar, one fourth cup of milk, as much syrup, a teaspoon of some extract (vanilla, mint, lemon), decorations for confectionery products (sprinkles, dyes, pencils). From the ingredients listed, knead the dough and place it briefly in the refrigerator. Then roll out into a thin layer and, using molds for cookies, cut out the figures. Bake products do not need long, 20 minutes is enough. While the cookies are in the oven, it is worth preparing the glaze: mix the powder and milk with a whisk, add the extract, and then experiment. Cool down the dessert decorate as your imagination will allow you.
Treat for ... birds!
In the winter cold, many people think about our smaller brothers, including the feathered ones. Birds find it difficult to get food, so the right decision will be to feed them. And you can even do it fun: make food for birds using cookie cutlery. All that is needed is a varied food, a little flour, a starch for gluing and boiling water. All the ingredients are mixed, and then put in the biscuit molds, forming holes through which the ribbons will be passed. Wait until the food hardens, enter the shoelaces, remove the molds and hang a treat for birds on the trees. Such use of forms for baking poultry will be appreciated.