I tested them on a basic shortbread cookie recipe, and what I really really really love about these cutters is that the design on the stamp is deep enough that you can see the design really well, even if you don't decorate the cookies.
Yeah, they'd be a lot crazier looking if you decorate them - and how much fun would these be for kids! But they're just plain fun without the added icing.
While these are probably aimed directly at Day of the Dead, they'd be fun for any monster-themed party - kids love monsters, right? Or just for fun. They're crazy looking and they'd be a lot of fun to decorate in multiple colors.
I have some spring-loaded cookie cutters and two-piece cookie cutter-stamps, but these are different. The stamp is on one side, then you flip it over to cut. First you make the impression in the dough, then you cut out your cookie. So easy. And it works really well.
Besides using these for edible cookies, these would be fun for crafty things, like making clay ornaments. Not me, by they way. I'm not that crafty. But I could see someone else using them for that.
And these would be great stocking stuffers for anyone you know who likes baking or who likes unusual cookie cutters.
Hint: If you need these in a hurry this year, check out World Market if you have one near you.
Who's it for: Me. Um, I mean anyone who loves cookie cutters. Or cookies. Or Day of the Dead.
Pros: Easy to use. Crazy fun designs. Bright colors.
Cons: Not as universal as flowers or stars.
Wishes: None I can think of.
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.