Friday, April 24, 2009

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Cookies!

I finally gave in and bought the Wilton collection of 100 cookie cutters. Retailing at $9.99, the kit is packed with cookie cutters of all shapes and sizes. There are hearts and flowers and animals and types of transportation and letters and numbers and bears and people and... you get the idea.

The first time I saw this collection of cookie cutters, I was in a different store. And that particular store had a set of 100 animal cookie cutters. There was a youngish couple in the aisle with me trying to find one bat cookie cutter for their son's birthday party. Well, Mom was starting to panic a little and Dad was clearly ready to make a purchase and go. So, I witnessed this conversation.

Dad: "Let's just get the 100 animals."

Mom: "Is there a bat in there? I don't want to get it home and still not have a bat."

Dad: "Can you think of 100 animals that aren't bats?!"

Zing!

I left the aisle at that point because I was cracking up and I knew that wouldn't help them. :)

Long story short: my cookie cutter collection contains one bat cookie cutter. And 99 others.

9 comments:

kmari03 said...

HA! I love overheard conversations like that. I have the generic version of the 100 cookie cutter set. And let me tell you, at least 47 of them are useless because they have teeny details or other things that are impossible to work with. BUT you will NEVER be able to get yourself to throw one out. Oh, and, they never fit in the box again the same after the first time. Just thought you should know.

Finally, the cookie dough recipe I used for the play-doh color cookies was too sticky to roll out well. I recommend a shortening cookie, they roll better and still come out soft.

Kate said...

You know, for a second I thought I might need cookie cutters too. And then I remembered I hate making sugar cookies. They're just too much work and I currently have no usable counter space. But maybe someday I will have to suck it up. I just can't imagine what you might do with 100 different shapes! I hope you'll share all the creative things you come up with to do with these.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Git outta my head!?!?! I've been eyeing the same set! But I'm still battling myself... "Should I get it? Should I not get it?"

thereddeer said...

Jealous!!! I want a 100 cookie cutters!!

Amanda said...

Kmari03: I would not have taken you for the 100 cookie cutter type, but I'm glad you took the plunge too!

Kate, HTEAC, RedDeer: What are you girls waiting for?! $10! Less than the price of dinner! Or two Starbucks! Resistance is futile! :)

Elissa @ 17 and Baking said...

What a cute story! I don't have very many cookie cutters so I'd love to get a giant pack like that. Where'd you buy yours?

I can't wait to see what you make :)

Marilla @ Cupcake Rehab said...

Hi! I just found out thanks to Dine & Dish that you're my "newbie" :)

If you'd like to email me we can start chit-chatting and doing all that introductory stuff, (cupcake.rehab@gmail.com).. & I'll add you on Twitter too.

Elyse said...

Looks like a great investment! I may have to order these myself. I was in a bakig store this morning and all of the cookie cutters were SOOOO overpriced. Thanks for clueing me into this great Wilton deal :)

Casey's Wifey said...

hahaha. Love it.

PS: Bea Arthur died today. I am in mourning, as I'm sure you are. I think next time you come in town we need to have a memorial service for her. The schedule for the memorial service is as follows: Chili eating (and maybe a possible cupcake or two) and watching our favorite GG episodes while you do yoga and I type something.

<3