I do get sent the cutest things. A week or so ago, the people at Eddingtons sent me these cute Home Baked Cookie Stamps! Measuring 53mm in diameter, the set comes with a wooden stamper and four interchangeable rubber stamps reading . . . Home Baked, Eat Me, No 1 Baker, and Made by Mum.
I had seen cookie stamps like this on other people's pages and longed to have a set of my own. Dreams can and do come true!
I found the rubber sleeves were very easy to remove and replace on the end of the wooden stamper.
But would these stamps leave a good imprint on the cookie dough? Let's see.
I was also worried that they might stick to the dough and be hard to remove. I decided to make my Vanilla Biscuits. They are a simple cookie which normally you roll into balls and press down with a fork. I thought a cookie stamp would be so much cuter. I rolled the balls in cinnamon sugar before I pressed them.
I can't believe that I didn't take a picture of them freshly stamped, before baking, but I didn't! You will have to take my word for the fact that the stamp stamped the design in really well, lifted off of the cookies very easily and as you can see, left an indelible imprint on the cookies, even after baking!
In short it performed really well and I was very pleased with the results! Thanks so much Eddington's and also Miriam at Shrewd PR for sending them to me. These delightful stamps retail about £5.99 in most good kitchen shops and on Amazon (£5.50) and come in two different sets, the one you see here today and another one in red, which has the messages, Nibble Me, Naughty But Nice, Guilty Pleasure and Irresistable. What fun!
And this biscuit/cookie recipe I used was just perfect to use with them!
These are lovely buttery biscuits, sturdy and perfect for dunking. There are no eggs in the recipe, which makes them perfect for anyone who is allergic to eggs. You could also substitute the small amount of milk with an almond or soya milk for anyone who has a milk allergy.
They're so easy to make as well. You quite simply roll them into balls and press them down with a fork, or the bottom of a glass, or even a cookie stamp! (Yay me! I'm so lucky to have one of those NOW!)
I've also included some basic directions for five different variations for this basic biscuit/cookie. These are just lovely. Perfect for dunking. Your family will love them, and they'll love them even more with a cookie stamp. You just got to get one, or ask for one for Christmas or your Birthday! So much fun!
*Vanilla Biscuits* (Cookies)
Makes about 24
Makes about 24
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, turning the trays around after half of the baking time. Leave on the baking sheets for several minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.