With Fall right in our midst, sugar squirrels and acorns abound in the landscape. These gigantic copper cutters from Martha by Mail capture the adorable images of a fuzzy-tailed squirrel and one of its favorite nuts. Skillfully made by one of this country's best coppersmiths, the cutters are unique in every which way. They are such a pleasure to use because they produce such large, beautiful cookies (approximately 8" each); there is plenty of space for every baker's creativity. If you happen to own a pair of these cutters or know someone that does, take them out of storage and start baking batches of these marvelous cookies for your loved ones (sugar cookies are ideal). Let the images below, from the Martha by Mail catalog, guide you in decorating the cookies or simply let your artistry take over. Thank you Martha & the designers of the former Martha by Mail catalog for giving us such beautiful works of art. Cheers!
The Mighty Acorn
From my personal collection.
Handle Side (Sugar Squirrel)
Handle Side (Mighty Acorn)
Decorating Card with Instructions
To give squirrels a fall fur coat, brush baked cookies with egg white, sprinkle with sugar, let dry, and shake off excess sugar.