Easter is always a good time to find whimsical, spring-themed bakeware to add to your collection, and Wilton’s new Easter Cookie Pan is a perfect example. These cookie pans have been becoming increasingly popular over the past few years. They have shallow cavities with a distinct shape or design to them that you can simply press cookie dough (or brownie batter, etc.) into and bake. The pans give you a lot of design options and they have the advantage that they can be used with every type of cookie dough, while traditional cookie cutters restrict your options to plainer cookies and doughs that don’t spread. This particular pan has an Easter theme and offers a dozen unique designs including rabbits, Easter eggs, a chick, a tulip, a watering can, and a lady bug, as well as others. The pan has a nonstick surface, so your cookies should pop out easily after baking, with designs that are clear and easy to see.
This is one of the only cookie pans I’ve seen that offers twelve distinct designs for its cookies, and I think it’s great to see such variety. It makes the cookies a lot more fun – especially when you’re putting them out to serve – and gives you a lot more decorating to do as you work your way through the designs. Of course, the design is imprinted on the cookies during baking and will be clear enough that the cookies don’t need to be decorated, but some colorful frosting to highlight the details makes the cookies even more festive (and will give kids something to do besides dye eggs for the holiday).