Butterfly Cookie Cutter
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

As most of my readers know, I usually share a cookie recipe a few days before Eid. And here it is!

I'm having a 'Princess Eid' this year.. and every castle needs some 'princess butterflies', I however couldn't find a cookie cutter (in my last minute baking) so I made one!

They are very easy to make (surprisingly), and sturdy enough to keep for future use (just make sure to only clean the foil part).. it's also GREAT to be able to make any shape you want.

What you'll need:
- Image/template of cookie you want to make
- Scissors
- Glue
- Sturdy cardboard
- Packaging tape (or any strong tape)
- Heavy duty Aluminum Foil (the kind for bbq's)
- A little patience

Butterfly Template

Print out the "Butterfly Template". I've put two images, one is a little simpler and is 3". This cookie is 4" - which is a pretty big cookie.

Also note: if you'd like a shape for making cookies, and can't find one online.. I'd be happy to draw it out for you - just give me a few days notice.

Stick the template on cardboard. Make sure it's thick cardboard, that wouldn't bend easily.

Cut the image out.

Cut out a 12cm piece of foil, and fold it 6 times - so you have a 2cm thick line.

Here is where a little patience is needed (depending on how complicated your cookie shape is). You need to wrap the foil around the cardboard, taping it in place as your go.

You are now ready to test out your cookie cutter.

Roll-Out Cookie Dough
This is my favourite dough for rolling-out and cutting. It's easy to make, tastes good, and soft enough to be able to use a home-made cookie cutter.

Makes 22 (4" butterfly cookies)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (only if you used unsalted butter)

:: Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer.
:: Add the egg and vanilla - beat for another 2 mins.
:: Add the dry ingredients together - beat until dough is formed.
:: Do not refrigerate this dough!

:: Roll out to 1/8" thickness.
:: Cut out shapes, place on ungreased cookie tray.
:: Bake at 350F until edges are golden or 400F for 7 mins.
:: Once completely cool, decorate as desired. You can use a simple frosting - icing sugar and water - no butter so it dries faster, and coloured sugar.

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At 7:06 PM, Blogger Sweet

Masha'Allah, great stuff. I am hungry even though i just had iftar.


At 12:00 PM, Blogger Ms.Unique


Masha Allah thanks for the recipe ..

Wish U a Belated Eid :D



At 1:13 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

Salma, lol... I'll eat one for you! Jazaki'Allahu khair for the visit, and lovely comment.

Heya' Ms. Unique! Eid Mubarak, I pray you had a wonderful Eid, and Ramadaan.

Lots of Love


At 8:52 PM, Blogger iMuslimah

Eid Mabrouk sister :)

Nice project!


At 4:41 AM, Blogger Ummu Noora

salaam sis,
masha Allaah this is impressive.
i was really amazed @ the creativity!masha Allaah!

hope you are having a lovely day,and a v v happy belated eid :D!

lotsa lotsa love,


At 4:42 AM, Blogger Ummu Noora

ps/and the cookies look lovely..i am insha Allaah gonna come back yet for this recipe!


At 2:46 PM, Blogger Farzeen

Assalaamu'alaykum wa rahmatullah

I had one yesterday, and I must agree, it does taste good! I like the use of coloured sugar... it adds to the texture (and thus enhances the taste). Pretty and delicious.. thanks! :)


At 12:20 AM, Blogger Hajar Alwi

Assalamualaikum sis~!!!

It has been soooooooo looongg~!!!

Me want some COOKIES!!! Masha'Allah! Talk about having butterflies in the stomach ... :P

Love the cookie cutter idea. I keep misplacing mine, so I normally just use whatever I can grab a hold onto i.e glasses, stencil sets, trinket boxes. Haha!

Take care ya! Missed you lots!


At 1:14 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters

Forgive me for the delayed reply.. I finally have my computer working, alhumduliLlah

iMuslimah, I pray you had a lovely Eid!

Angeliquez, thank you for your kind words. I hope you get to try out the recipe...it's easy, yet delicious.

Farzeen, oh.. so that's where all the cookies went! Glad you enjoyed them.

Hajar, yes yes... it has been soooooooo long! Insha'Allah I'll email you soon :D *because I love to bug you*

lol @ butterflies in the stomach - very cute, very creative

I'll make you cookies when you get here *grin*

Lotsa Love


At 12:51 AM, Blogger Unknown

MashaAllah, what a creative Idea! You could make cookie cutters of ANY shape with this lovely tutorial :)


At 4:03 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Thank you Aysha :)
.. yup, pretty much. I'm sure the more complicated the design the harder it would be, but something simple with more 'icing detail' could work wonderfully.

Maybe I'll try a jungle book on this year - that's my Eid theme for 2012.. haha



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