• How do I maintain my cookie cutter?
    • The cookie cutters are dishwasher safe. Simply be sure to remove any obvious dough stuck in finer details of the cutters and place the cutters in the dishwasher.

  • What material are the cookie cutters?
    • Each cutter is 3D printed in Raptor Series PLA. This particular PLA is designed for high temperatures — it can withstand heat up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The material is FDA approved for food contact and is dishwasher safe. Raptor Series PLA is also sourced and made in the USA.

  • Why are these cookie cutters heavier than other 3D printed cookie cutters I own?
    • It all comes down to the plastic. Most 3D printed cookie cutters do not use this particular series of PLA. You’ll notice that a lot of 3D printed cookie cutters for sale come with specific directions that they should be hand washed in warm, soapy water — it’s not meant for high heat. Because of the nature of high heat PLA, it is also more rigid and a little bit heavier.

  • Why are the cookie cutters in two pieces?
    • The simplest answer: it provides the most consistent results. In prototypes that were a single piece, whether the dough stuck or not was very temperature and dough dependent. Some softer doughs stuck in the detailed areas almost every time. Others stuck if the dough was rolled too thick. Others stuck if the dough was warm. I’ve owned too many cutters that I never use because of the frustration they caused. I didn’t want to be responsible for making more cutters like those! I found with two pieces, I got consistent results with high quality detail and relatively little effort.

  • Do you have a favorite recipe?
    • Absolutely! It’s the same recipe I’ve been using for years. You can download it here as a PDF. Really any shortbread dough should work to retain the detail of the cookie cutters. You just don’t want much leavening agent. Store bought cookie doughs from the refrigeration section are far too soft and will stick in the fine details. Those are definitely use at your own risk.

  • Where do you get your supplies for royal icing?
    • I have a few favorite brands that have been reliable for me over the years. Generally, I buy them all on Amazon.com. CK Meringue Powder is my go to for royal icing. I know you can make royal icing with egg whites but using meringue powder makes it safe to eat for very young children, pregnant women and immune compromised individuals. I also love Americolor Gel Food Coloring. Its colors are deep and true and it doesn’t thin the icing too much which would prevent it from setting. I also buy edible luster dust on Amazon.com for decorating when I don’t want to do a fully iced cookie. It’s a nice presentation for the more detailed cookies when icing would be daunting. Here’s where I have to say that I’m not sponsored by any of those brands, nor do I receive any form of payment or product for those endorsements. It’s just when you find something reliable, you stick with it!