I'm baffled that there are no reviews for these stamps! They refer to them as heirloom stamps and they most certainly are! They are quite beautiful and extremely well made. I was giddy opening the box and seeing them. I'm honestly tempted to order another set so my girls don't fight over them when l am gone. Lol! The designs are simple and elegant and give just that extra wow factor to your cookies. I appreciate that they are not seasonal and I can pull them out any time of year with such classic designs. I purchased them to make our own pretty sandwich cookies (think Oreos and they are slightly larger than an Oreo, so perfect!). They do need to be lightly greased to prevent them from sticking to the dough. Directions are on their box along with a nice recipe for peanut butter cookies.
The directions on the box are as follows:
"1. Apply a light coat of oil to each stamp using a pastry brush or nonstick spray. Reapply oil if cookie dough begins to stick to stamp. 2. Hand wash only. Never submerge wooden handles in water. Wipe clean. 3. We suggest making cookie dough from scratch when using cookie stamps. Cookie stamp impressions will not be as defined if using prepackaged cookie mixes or refrigerated dough."
Although they don't mention it, I would also add that you should condition the wooden hands every year or so. A light coat of walnut oil or mineral oil (super cheap from the pharmacy) would be a smart idea. Wood shrinks over time if it dries out. If you oil them once a year (No need to do more often then that- I have it marked on my calendar to condition all wooden things in my house once a year.), they really will last a lifetime, if not a few lifetimes!
They are a joy to use and a joy to own. I'm glad I ordered them despite the lack of feedback from other users. They were nicer than I even imagined they would be. You won't regret purchasing them!
I will hand these down to my daughter one day and I believe they will become a family heirloom. The cookies we have made with them are just beautiful. This is a wonderful product for a parent that enjoys making memories in the kitchen with their children.
Perfect for my cookie making needs. The stamps left enough detail that I didn't need to intricately pipe on frosting accents. Just a bit of snow sugar crystals did the trick. I like buying American-made products when ever possible.