These cookie cutters just make me laugh.
I've seen all kinds of gingerbread cookie cutters - men, women, ninjas ... even some with bites taken out of them. But these cutters look inside the gingerbread men and show you the BONES.
Yup. Bones. Inside gingerbread men. They're Gingerdead Men!
Sure, you could use these for Halloween, but they'd be a riot for Christmas, too. Got a doctor in the family? Or someone who works with X-rays? Or a nurse or medical student? I'm sure they'd get a laugh out of these.
Or maybe even an athlete who's been known to crack a bone or two? Or someone who's interested in archaeology? Or just someone with a quirky sense of humor.
These would be a perfect sweet gift - either the cutters themselves or a box of baked and decorated cookies.
Speaking of decorating, the design isn't overly complicated, and the area to be filled is wider than some cutters I've used, so these would be a little easier for kids to decorate.
And wouldn't these be perfect for home made dog treats? hehe.
The way these work is that you stamp the cookies first, then cut them out with the other side of the stamp/cutter - they're one piece, so there aren't pieces you could lose or misplace.
While there's just one cutter design, you can give your cookies a little more individuality by cutting the cookies at slightly different angles - up, down, sideways - to make the fellas look like they're looking in different directions.
If you don't want to stamp the cookies, you can just the cutters for regular gingerbread men, and decorate any way you like.
I thought these were much cooler looking with the "bones" filled with white icing, but they also looked good undecorated - the impressions are deep enough that you can see the design really well without decorating.
I used a basic vanilla cookie recipe for these, but of course they'd work with any roll-out cookie recipe, whether it's vanilla, chocolate, or gingerbread.
If filling the indents with icing seems like too much trouble, you could also sprinkle these with powdered or colored sugar and brush the sugar off the raised areas. The decoration wouldn't be as permanent (and a bit more messy), but it would still look good on a cookie tray.
Who's it for: Anyone who likes interesting cookie cutters!
Pros: Fun! Easy to use.
Cons: None I can think of.
Wishes: It would be cool if there were several sizes of these, to make a whole gingerdead family!
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.