Drop cookies are probably more popular than cutout cookies, if for no other reason than they are easier to make. It’s not that cutout cookies are difficult, they just involve a longer prep time while you wait for the dough to chill, roll out the dough and finally cut your shapes out. Using cookie cutters to slice up the dough is the most time-consuming part of the work. Each cookie must be cut individually, and it’s easy to spend a bit of time trying to figure out how the shapes best fit together on a blank piece of dough to maximize the number of cookies and minimize wasted space. The results are worth it, but not enough that I’m going to turn towards a rolled dough before a chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Recently, I spotted a cookie stamp that makes making rolled cookies a little easier. The 8-in-1 Fall Cookie Stamp has four fall designs on one side of a plate and four Halloween designs on the other. The stamp can be pressed whole into rolled-out dough, giving you four cookies for the effort of stamping one. It’s also a fun cookie making accessory for kids to use, easier to handle than a regular cookie cutter and with a more detailed design in the finished product.