Joy! Free shipping is back on all US orders over $35 for a limited time.



Cookie Cutter Tips, Tricks, Recipes & Care Instructions

Welcome bakers and creators!

Thank you so much for choosing Spot Industries! We really appreciate your business and hope you enjoy your cutters as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you.

To ensure you get the most out of your baking experience we’ve prepared this list of important next steps and helpful information.

    1. Arrival!
    2. Care Instructions**
    3. Sweet and Savory Recipes!
    4. Feedback, Reviews, and More!

Arrival!

Your next steps are: 

  • Read the Care Instructions for your product. It contains important information you need to understand to avoid damaging your product and ensuring it lasts for years to come.

  • When your package arrives carefully inspect the contents. Please send us a message immediately if your item was damaged, is missing parts, or does not meet your expectations in any way.

  •  Your feedback is very important to us. Once you’ve used your purchase and confirmed you’re 100% satisfied please leave a detailed review. Got pictures? Tips? Tricks? Share them in your review! This will help other crafters and help us grow.

  •  If you’re not happy with your experience for any reason, please tell us so we can make it right.

 

Care Instructions!

  • Our cutters are made with high quality biodegradable plastic that is food safe! 
  • This plastic is made from corn starch. While this is good for the environment, you need to care for them to avoid damage.
  • Do not heat cutters. At temperatures above 60° Celsius (140° F) they will deform.
  • Do not press cutters into hot dough. Use a knife instead.
  • Cutters MUST be hand washed in lukewarm, soapy water. 
  • Washing in the dishwasher will permanently damage them. Washing with hot water or chemical cleaners will also damage them.
  • To minimize wear, wash immediately after use. Do not use chemical cleaners. 
  • Store out of direct sunlight to avoid colours fading.



Recipes!

  • Springerle

  • We recommend Springerle I from Allrecipes for our smaller, more intricate cutters. 
    This traditional German dough is both delicious and functional. It isn't too sweet but when you make these thicker (1/4"+) they have a delightful chewy texture. Try our dough sticks to get that perfect thickness each time!
    The taste and texture are outstanding. It's easy to make gluten free; just use Bob's 1:1 flour instead of all purpose and they come out just the same, minus the gluten.

    Tips From Our Kitchen:

    This firmer dough is perfect for our tiny cutters or more intricate shapes like our Snowflake and Easter Lilly. It's holds its shape well and slides right out of the cutters. 
    1/8" height will make crisp cookies that are nice for dipping (tea, hot cocoa!).
    1/4" height will make delightfully chewy cookies that are great on their own.
    If you aren't a fan of Anise you can just brush the seeds off the bottom. This will add a slight layer of flavor without overpowering.
    Seal in an air-free container after baking (ziploc bag is ideal). These cookies don't have much moisture and will dry out quickly.

     

  • Sugar Cookies

  • We recommend Kari’s sugar cookie recipe! She used it to make gingerbread houses, but it is perfect for any other cutter and looks great when iced and decorated. You’re sure to have all the ingredients in your kitchen!

    Tips From Our Kitchen:

    Cooling and chilling your dough will make it easier to cut the cookies!
    Dip your cutters in flour between pressings. Shake off the excess before cutting the next cookie. This will help with those beautiful details and corners. 
    Rotate the pan halfway through the cooking process for even baking. We like these cookies a little thicker, at about 1/4" height.

     

    Crackers (gluten-free and vegan)

    We recommend The Minimalist Baker's Gluten Free Vegan Crackers. It isn't too complicated but tastes amazing! It's a safe choice for appetizers if you're worried about the dietary needs of your guests. There are tons of ways to change the flavors. When we’re worried about too much sugar, we can sway our little one to something savory by making these as dinosaur crackers!

    Tips From Our Kitchen

    Dough sticks and parchment paper will give you the perfect uniform height without sticks slipping around.
    1/16th or 1/8th inch height is perfect for crackers.
    If you don't need it vegan, swap out flaxseed meal for an egg.
    Use cold water to even out the texture depending on your 1:1 flour.
    We found Bob's Red Mill flour works very well for these.
    For a cheesy flavor add nutritional yeast - tastes great and is healthy too! 

     

    Gingerbread

    Our full step by step guide to assembling your gingerbread house can be found here

    If you're just looking for recipes, here's what we recommend!

    We recommend King Arthur Flour’s Construction Gingerbread Recipe
    It's versatile. It makes a nice construction gingerbread if you're making a house but the taste and texture are outstanding. The buttermilk gives it a tanginess that makes the extra ingredients worth it.

    Tips From Our Kitchen

    Be sure to roll your dough thin! The dough is tough and requires considerable work to roll thinly. Try our 1/8" height dough sticks to get the perfect height! It rises about double when cooked.

    If using in a gingerbread house let it dry / cool completely before using. More time is better. You want the moisture to be removed prior to gluing with a sugar base glue. If you use it too early you'll make a nice house, only to see it fall apart the next morning as the moisture might melt the sugar glue.

    For ornaments and decorations, feel free to add more ginger and cinnamon for extra flavour and aroma!

     

  • Gluten-Free Gingerbread

  • We recommend GF Jules’ GF Gingerbread Recipe. While this recipe doesn’t use many common household flours it produces a construction-grade gingerbread that actually works well. This can be tough to find!

    Tips From Our Kitchen

    Bob’s 1:1 GF flour or King Arthur 1:1 GF flour can be used instead of GF Jules brand. Avoid general purpose GF flours as a substitute as you need the right amount of xanthan gum!

     

  • Icing

  • We recommend King Arthur Flour’s Construction Gingerbread Recipe Icing
    This recipe is good for both construction value and taste. We suggest cooling it in the refrigerator before piping.



     

    Feedback, Reviews & More

    We love hearing from you! We also love seeing your creations. We regularly share the work of our customers with our community. Just send us a quick message and we will happily promote your blog, post, or small business. We want to support our creative community! 

    Enjoying your baking experience? Give us a five star review! These are really important to helping us grow and we appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your great experience.