25 January 2011

Have I Mentioned That I {heart} Cookie Cutters?

As I was recently busy packing up my kitchen I realized that I have not shared my love of cookie cutters with you. So, of course, I must. Aren't you glad? heehee

I can't remember when exactly I began to collect them. Sometime early on in my marriage, I think. But, as with most collector-type-people (aka: me), I couldn't stop with just a few.

Thus I have acquired this massive jar full of fun cookie cutters. This jar is nearly 24" and is cram-jammed full! There are cookie cutters for spring, summer, fall, winter, Christmas, Valentine's day, St. Patty's day, Easter and the 4th of July. There are also hands and feet cookie cutters, a Texas cookie cutter, a Canadian maple leaf cookie cutter and dinosaur cookie cutters.

Then I also have these sets from Williams-Sonoma, which were gifts from friends and family.
One is a set of the alphabet and one is a very fun circus animal set.

We even have a set of Star Wars cookie cutters. Aren't they the coolest?!

Before I had children I used them several times a year, usually around a holiday. Then the kiddos came and it was a few years before I used them again.

Now we use them all the time! We have SO much fun with them, too. I am so glad that I have these to share with my kiddos~we have made a lot of memories with them.

This is one *collection* that gets used a lot and I'm so glad. I always wanted to make cut-out cookies as a child, but that wasn't really my mom's thing. So that is a totally new family tradition that I have made with my children and I'm so glad I've taken the time to do so.

Yes, it's a mess most of the time, but it's totally worth every bit of frosting stuck between the leaves of the dining table! And I'm looking forward to baking snowflake cookies soon with my kiddos~I didn't pack my snowflake cookie cutters for that very reason:)

1 comment:

Corrie said...

I also have a love of cookie cutters. I love the huge jars you have yours in. I'm going to start looking for my own jars too. Will you display your collection, or are the jars just a way to keep them stored?
Thanks for posting about your collection!