Rolling out cookie dough can be a little bit of a pain in the you-know-what because it can be time consuming and make a bit of a mess in the kitchen – especially when you compare the process to making a quick batch of drop cookies. Rolling out the dough and decorating the shaped cookies is rewarding when you’ve finished up some cute holiday cookies, but using a Spring Cookie Pan is a lot easier and you still get an awfully cute result. The nonstick pan has cookie-shaped cavities in it that you simply drop dollops of dough into. During baking – which is about the same time as for a “regular” cookie – the cookie dough spreads out to fill in all the nooks and crannies of the cookie shapes, then they just pop out looking great. This particular pan has a daisy, tulip, butterfly and ladybug shapes. It makes a dozen cookies at a time. As an additional bonus, this particular pan is dishwasher safe, so not only do you save on prep, you save on cleanup as well.
The shaped cookies can easily be decorated, but the shapes come through pretty well without frosting, so you can leave them just as they come out of the oven. If you still want to stick with the more traditional rolled out cookies, check out this set of bunny and carrot cutters for Easter/spring.