Monday, March 15, 2021

Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

How in the world did I forget to post these cookies...of Jack's FACE?!? Maybe because when I sent them to Jack, he said, "I'm not sure how I feel about eating these!" Haha. 


I'm a little in love with cookie portraiture. 


Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

Do you remember when I made these cookies of Spike (our cat)? Well, this cookie cutter comes from the same cookie cutter company, Dolce3D. This is not a sponsored post; I just think they do a great job!


I sent them a photo of Jack, and they made his perfect likeness in a cookie cutter. It comes in two pieces - the cookie cutter and the stamp with the details. 


Here's what I learned about making stamped cookies...

Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

Since making Spike's cookies, I learned a lesson. Stamp the dough first, then cut out the cookies. The cookies don't "squish" that way when stamped. I'm so happy with the way these turned out. And ohmygosh, was it ever hilarious to see Jack's face in the cookie dough. 


Be sure to dip the stamped piece in flour before pressing into the dough to prevent sticking. You'll want to dip the cutter in flour as well. 


To make portrait cookies, you'll need a sturdy dough that won't lose its shape. I went with my go-to perfect every time cut-out cookie recipe. It worked like a charm for these cookies as well. As I do with all of my decorated cookies, I freeze the shapes for about 5-10 minutes before baking as another level of protection against spreading. 

Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

The design is so fun and so intricate; there's no need to decorate with icing. Bake the cookies, and you're good to go. 


Occasions for portrait cookies...

Custom face cookies are really cute as part of a set.

  • Think birthday cookies for a party! Can't you just imagine the reaction of the guests when these are handed out as favors? 
  • Add them to a set with job or hobby-related decorated cookies for a gift. 
  • A pair of custom face cookies would be super cute for an engagement shower! 
  • How about cookies made from a vintage wedding photo for an anniversary?


Tips for Making Portrait Cookies with a Custom Cookie Cutter

I have a post coming up about how to make portrait cookies WITHOUT a custom cutter. Be on the lookout for it soon. 


Who would you like to see as a cookie? 

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