Old-Fashioned Telephone Cookies
I have been on a vintage kick lately. It could very well be a carry-over from my last Downton Abbey post. There is just something charming about vintage style I'm really drawn to. This also could explain why I tend to linger around the Tim Holtz scrapbook section at craft stores.
In fact, it was in the scrapbook section where I found the inspiration for my latest set of cookies. This telephone stamp set by Hero Arts has a great collection of vintage phones along with a nice, "just because" message that I thought would be great to cookie-fy.
I made these cookies using a Wilton 7-piece Christmas cookie cutter set I purchased over the holidays. This set is amazing! If you don't have it already I highly recommend hunting it down. With any luck, it might be on clearance at craft stores right now.
Included in this set are one circle cutter (you can never have enough of those), three types of hat cutters, and three kinds of boots cutters. Most of the shapes in this set are quite universal. For instance, take a look at these four cookie cutters.
I was able to make four various types of phones with hardly any kind of modification to the shapes.
Additionally, old-fashioned telephone cookies aren't the only designs I imagine you can create with these shapes. Besides the intended shapes of hats and boots, I see a t-shirt, a slice of bread, football shoulder pads (a great possibility for the upcoming Super Bowl), and a lady's corset (for Valentine's Day, maybe?) just to name a few.
If you can't find this set available at stores you can order one here on Amazon. Even though ordering online might not get you an after-Christmas clearance price, I think this set is worth paying top dollar.