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Cookie cutters are not something that I use very often but I do like to have a set to hand. Kitchencraft have got this set of seven leaf cookie cutters on sale at around £5 , the set of cookie cutters comes in a smart little round storage tin that can be stowed away easily and it takes up very little room.
I have the odd few red plastic cookie cutters but I am not fond of them, I find that the plastic gives as you use the cutter and I end up cutting odd squishy shapes. Kitchencraft have produced this set of seven cookie cutters in stainless steel, so the cutters are rigid and they have good sharp cutting edges.
Each cutter will give you a different leaf shape so they are ideal for savoury pastries, cheesy biscuits and snacks. I often make a meat pie and the crusts look good with a few pastry leaves added to the top, these Kitchencraft cutters are ideal for the job.
I can cut leaves by hand but they never seem to look quite the same, if I use a cutter at least they look like a leaf !
If you have children and you like to have a baking session together then the sets Kitchencraft cutters would be perfect. The Kitchencraft cookie cutters are made of metal but they are well finished and have no rough edges that would prove harmful.Children always seem to love a `baking` session, and they would be able to produce some Holly shaped biscuits in time for Christmas. That only applies if Mum can stand clearing up the mess that is left behind.
If leaf shaped cookie cutters seem a little bit boring then Kitchencraft have a whole selection of cutters on offer at decent prices. Some of the floral cutters would be great for the kids to use and there is also a good little set of mini cookie cutters.
In fact I have just come across a set of Kitchencraft dinosaur cutters, I have a niece that is dinosaur crazy and a stegosaurus shaped biscuit would make her day !
Kitchencraft have put the set of seven cookie cutters into a neat metal tin so this means that every bit of the set can be washed properly and the cutters are dishwasher friendly. I don't know how you feel but I always think that cookie cutters can harbour unwanted germs and bacteria. Lets face it cookie cutters have lots of grooves that mixture can slide into and solidify. Maybe the best way to make sure that those cookie cutters are kept sparkling is to give them a good soak after each use, dry them over and check them before they are stored away in the tin.
Because the kitchencraft cutters are metal I let them `air off` before I store them away in the tin, just to make sure that they are 100% dry before storage.
If you were going to have friends around for a drink and make your own savouries then the Kitchencraft cutters would be ideal, leaf shaped cheesy biscuits and canapes would look festive.
Even though the cookie cutters are metal and they have sharper cutting edges I am sure that they would be fine for the children to use for a craft session ( supervised of course ), I dont think that I have ever met a child who didn't love making shapes.
Cookie cutters make good cutters for plasticine and moulding dough too and if your child wants to draw then they make marvellous stencils.
The Kitchencraft cutters are not something that we would use every day but they are a good addition to our collection, they are available directly from the Kitchencraft website but I know that Debenhams stock a lot of the kitchencraft range.
A set of seven pretty leaf cookie cutters.