Searching for St. Nicholas

St Nick 001

My daughter in law asked me if I have a cookie cutter for St. Nicholas.

Or if I would consider making cookies for Aidan for that day in December.

I looked at my cutters and I have many of St. Nick dressed up as Santa- but none in his bishop’s robes.  So I am going to cut them out freehand and decorate the cookies with appropriate crosses and mitres and bishop’s crook.

But seriously, I have hundreds of cookie cutters.  I have made thousands of cut outs over the years I have been baking professionally and you would think I had at least one St. Nick.

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I have bears and soldiers, snowmen and bells, pigs and cats, flowers and horses-

rabbits and lions and gingerbread boys and girls.

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reindeer, woodland deer and moose- hands and feet.

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Ra bbits and birds…

St Nick 008teapots and teacups.

And santas…St Nick 009

But not even one St. Nicholas.


No, not one- but possibly two.

I was working with some rather strange shaped “santas” last night and look what I came up with!

Some cookie cutters just don’t look like anything specifically.

Decorating them can be a real art project!

13 thoughts on “Searching for St. Nicholas

  1. Thanks Cynthia!
    Lilly- I think I’m just going to make my own template and cut them by hand. I don’t mind paying $8 for a cutter, but I don’t want to pay $5 for shipping and handling .

  2. And that is only about half of my collection (sheepish grin)- for a while there, I was just buying whatever I could find. I should probably try selling them on Ebay- I have multiple cutters in some series.
    But at one time I was making a LOT of cookies for the Bake Shop in Ghent, and I needed cutters in all shapes and sizes- cutting by hand from a template is not time effective. 🙂

  3. Thanks Elizabeth. We need to make cookies together sometime!
    Aidan and I have decorated cookies, but not actually made any together from the cutter on up. Hopefully this year we will have that joy!

  4. That’s a huge collection of cookie cutters – do you have a great collection of never fail recipes to go with them in metric, well maybe just one little recipe for me in metric? A christmas cookie. OK I’ll stop going on now. I love your cutters and your St Nicholas is going to be great I know it!

  5. I think so, too, Celia. I had been using the smaller one as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle- and I bent the larger one to make it fit into the image I had- bent beyond repair- so it will stay a St. Nicholas cutter from now on!

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