March 27, 2016

Happy Easter from Technically Sweet & DIY 3D-Printed Cookie Cutters

The perfect Easter cookie shape - keep reading to find out how to make your own

You know that feeling when you are dreaming of the perfect cookie shape, but can't find a cutter to match your vision? Easter is always tricky especially because most of the cookie cutter options are egg-shaped and completely lacking imagination.




I spent this past week on the East Coast, where in between early mornings, late nights, and a ton of meetings, I managed to catch the most beautiful sunset ...

A heart-shaped sky from Boston... 
as well as discover an  Ultimaker 2-go 3-D printer, tucked away in the Cambridge office!

With a machine like this, ANYTHING is possible. Including the perfect Easter cookie shape.

With some trouble-shooting, I managed to get this little guy printed - and as soon as I got home and started to cut out the dough - found it to be playable, durable, and just as easy to clean as easy to cut.

3D-Printed cookie cutter

Perfect cut! 

The new classic of bunny shapes

Carrot and leaf embellishments are optional

Here is the cookie recipe, my secret is to use just a little bit of coconut flour.


1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 cup coconut flour, plus more coconut flour for rolling
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Candy eyeballs for decorating (optional)

ICING
Store-bought (confession) icing in a tube for line precision



Cute or creepy ... I can't quite decide! Let me know what you think and what cookie-cutter ideas you can come up with. (Let's get them printed out!)


Have a great week everyone.

XO Julia