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I just finished baking cookies... Amish sugar cookies.... which after you drop by small teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet you press the cookie stamp gently on the cookie.... This particular recipe d
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posted at 12/5/2010 2:17 PM EST
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I just finished baking cookies... Amish sugar cookies.... which after you drop by small teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet you press the cookie stamp gently on the cookie.... This particular recipe did not say to dip the stamp in flour first... but after a few unsuccessful attempts at it... I started doing that.... The problem is the design baked out of the cookie... The cookies taste good... but I ended up just flattening out the cookie and sprinkling some decorative colored sugar on each cookie... I am disappointed and am wondering if any one else use these cookie stamps and what recipe they use..I love making cookies but am really disappointed...
Thanks for for your help

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/5/2010 4:20 PM EST
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I don't' have any experience with cookie stamps but just wanted to comment how sorry I am to hear you are disappointed. I know what it's like to bake and things not turning out right. Maybe others might offer some advise

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/5/2010 5:59 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cookie stamps:
I don't' have any experience with cookie stamps but just wanted to comment how sorry I am to hear you are disappointed. I know what it's like to bake and things not turning out right. Maybe others might offer some advise
Posted by irma d



Thanks... this is the first year I tried a recipe specifically for the cookie stamps... I am really hesitant about trying another recipe that was included with these stamps

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 5:09 AM EST
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I have never heard of cookie stamps.  Is this something new?

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 6:40 AM EST
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No, I have had them for many years... They were a gift for renewing a subscription to a magazine.. they are simple a round plastic disc with a design on it, eg, a snowflake, christmas tree, angel, star... The concept is nice... but it did not work with this particular recipe...which was included with the discs..

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 7:06 AM EST
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I have the same difficulty with my cookie press. After a while the dough is soft and doesn't come out just right. Anyone have any suggestions???

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 7:39 AM EST
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I have no experience with stamps or a press but for something like that I'd be certain to use very cold dough.
I'd leave the dough in the 'fridge overnight and remove just a small amount at a time.

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 3:09 PM EST
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The press is to my knowledge like one of those electric cookie guns.  My grandmother used to have one that you turned the crank on the top like a little handle.  I made millions of drop spritz cookies with the press and YESthe dough should be chilled.  The stamps are much like cookie cutters but you don't have to cut the cookies just stamp them.  I always dusted with sugar or flour or even non stick spray depending on the type of cookie I was making.  I have even used the bottom of a fancy glass to make a design on the cookie.  Now was that clear as mud?  LOL

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 4:59 PM EST
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Most of the stamps I have seen for cookies are made of a clay like material.  That may be part of the success of them.  The clay may absorb some of the moisture making the indentation stronger and deeper.  I have also seen what looks like pans that cookies are made in and the cookie is pressed into the "pan" and when baked it is turned out and the decoration is on the other side.  Look at some of the pans used for short-bread on http://www.kingarthurflour.com I think the cookies are all similar in they are "short bread" like cookies, high in butter but they have a lot of sugar ususlly powdered to keep the dough smooth. This helps keep the decoration intact.

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 5:35 PM EST
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Are stamps relatively easy to use?  I've seen stamped cookies, but have never seen stamps.  I agree with several others here that the temp of the dough can have a lot to do with it.  It makes a difference when using a press and even stoneware shapes.

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 6:25 PM EST
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In Response to Cookie stamps:
I just finished baking cookies... Amish sugar cookies.... which after you drop by small teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet you press the cookie stamp gently on the cookie.... This particular recipe did not say to dip the stamp in flour first... but after a few unsuccessful attempts at it... I started doing that.... The problem is the design baked out of the cookie... The cookies taste good... but I ended up just flattening out the cookie and sprinkling some decorative colored sugar on each cookie... I am disappointed and am wondering if any one else use these cookie stamps and what recipe they use..I love making cookies but am really disappointed... Thanks for for your help
Posted by Mary K A


I always dip the stamps in sugar

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 6:28 PM EST
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Just use regular sugar for the stamps. Keep dipping the stamp in the sugar with each cookie

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 6:40 PM EST
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I grew up using a cookie press and the one thing my Mom drilled into me is that you must measure the ingredients exactly.. if the recipe says to sift the flour make sure you sift it... another tip... if the recipe calls for 2 1/4 cup flour... add the 2 cups and check the consistency of the dough...I have never refrigerated the dough for use in the cookie press

I did refrigerate the dough for the cookie stamp... and that did not help...thanks for the sugestions

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 7:45 PM EST
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I make butter cookies every year for xmas and I use cookie stamps.  There are recipes designed just for stamp cookies that do not spread.  The recipes usually use less butter (shortening) or must be chilled.  Was the recipe you used specifically for stamp cookies?

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/6/2010 11:26 PM EST
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I think Alice is right. There are recipes designed for stamped cookies that won't spread and lose the picture. My stamps are pottery-like with rubber stamps attached. I have also stamped cookies warm from the oven, using sugar.

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/7/2010 7:30 AM EST
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This was a great response. I will try to keep my dough chilled and use a little at a time. A lot of great clues. Thanks!

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/7/2010 7:53 AM EST
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I have 6 cookie stamps. They sit on the back of my stove and look really pretty there!!  I haven't used them in years!!

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/7/2010 7:57 AM EST
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Renee - you have 6 more stamps than I do !

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/7/2010 12:37 PM EST
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Oh Renee can I come and clean off the back of your stove while you are looking the other way?  LOL

Re: Cookie stamps

posted at 12/8/2010 10:59 AM EST
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I found some nice cookie stamps at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and with a 20% off coupon I just had to get myself one!  Now where to hide this from hubby as he say's, "do you need anymore baking stuff?"  Soon we will have to knock down a wall for all of my stuff will push the wall out!  LOL
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