What can be useful cookie cutters
Homemade cookies — what could be tastier and more interesting, especially if you have children? The joy with which the kids perceive the mother's words: "Today we will bake cookies!" With what delight they help to knead the dough, and then cut biscuits! That is why every good mother should have a house a variety of molds for baking cookies. Fortunately, in our time to buy them is not difficult: almost every specialty store or even in simple household such molds huge selection. Can be found for every taste and with special plastic handles for grip, and metal, for a flat cookie or volume, in the form of figures of animals, letters, numbers, and even a theme, such as New year and Christmas.
Make cookie cutters with your own hands? Easy!
But what to do if I want cookies, and cookie cutters on hand? Or is there, but not such as need? In this case, do not despair, you can make the desired shape for yourself. This will need a tin can, such as condensed milk, scissors, cardboard and a pencil. On the cardboard you should draw the figure: a key, a heart, a Christmas tree – and cut. Washed from the banks to cut a tin strip, and then gently bending, to give it the desired shape. You should be careful to avoid injury from the sharp edge: it is better to bend. Place seam tin strip solder or fasten in any other way.
So make a few different figures. All the molds to cut the cookies are ready, you can start baking! And here is the recipe for a delicious dessert.
For preparation will need: half Cup flour, two tablespoons of starch (corn), Cup powdered sugar, two-thirds of a pack of butter.
To decorate: two cups of powdered sugar, one fourth Cup milk, the same quantity of syrup, a teaspoon of any extract (vanilla, mint, lemon), decoration for confectionery products (sprinkles, colors, pencils). Of these ingredients knead the dough and place it briefly in the refrigerator. Then roll out into a thin layer and using cookie cutters, cut shapes. Bake goods need long, 20 minutes is enough. While cookies are in the oven, it should make the glaze: whisk to mix the powder and milk, enter the extract, and then – to experiment. The cooled dessert decorate as allow you to your imagination.
A treat for the birds!
In the winter cold, many are thinking about animals, including birds. Birds it becomes difficult to find food, so the correct solution would be to feed them. And you can do this even fun: to produce food for birds, using cookie cutters. All that is needed is a variety of food, some flour, starch for bonding and boiling water. Mix all ingredients and then place them in the cookie cutters, forming holes through which will pass ribbons. Wait until the food hardens, enter the cords, remove the cookie cutters and hang treats for the birds in the trees. This use of forms for baking birds will appreciate.