The Holy Cross cookie cutter by Ann Clark comes with both pros and cons, though the positives outweigh the negatives. With careful use, the cookie cutter can stay in great shape over time. If you are looking for a Christian themed cross shaped cookie cutter, this one might be ideal for you.
While the crucifix cookie cutter’s shape is darling, what makes it durable is that it is made out of tin-plated steel. Because it is made out of steel, it cuts clean, precise lines in your dough or fondant. The size of the cookie cutter at 4’5″ in diameter is perfect for children to hold if they are helping you bake, too. The stencil cuts 1″ deep, too. If you routinely bake cookies with varying depths (thicker or thinner), this cookie cutter is sufficient for both kinds.
Another positive to this holy cross fondant cutter is that it stays level and flat while you are stenciling out your shapes. The cross shapes come out evenly and the dough does not stick to the steel outline, which can be aggravating when you have hundreds of cookies to bake for the holidays. Your cross cookies will look symmetrical with little effort. With steel, the lines are accurate and sharp, dough doesn’t stick and you can move from one cookie to the next with little time lost. Working with higher quality bake-ware saves time, energy and money. In addition, the cookie cutter can be used for cold and hot food.
Onto the cons: the steel is good quality, but unfortunately, it can rust in the dishwasher. The best way to clean and maintain its shape is to wash gently by hand. The other negative is that it has to be handled carefully, as the steel is not thick enough to be resistant to shape misalignment. Another con: while being made in the USA is a positive, the sticker adhesive glued to the side is difficult to remove at first. With a little oil, warm water and gentle scrubbing, it will slide off with relative ease.
While there are many religious cookie cutter options on the market, this one is very cute, well-made and affordable. For its price and size, a cross cookie cutter makes for a fun, unique take on your baking spread. The versatility makes it an ideal fit for a myriad of special events and celebrations around the year: Christmas, Easter, First Confirmations, Christenings, and more. There are ways to be creative with this little utensil, and if you are careful with your bakeware, there is no reason it will not withstand the test of time and repeated use.
Overall, this holy cross cookie cutter has both:
Cute, unique design
Versatile (can be used for many different holidays, celebrations and events)
Made of tin-plated steel (food safe, precise outlines, durable)
Works with hot and cold food
Dough and fondant doesn’t stick
Not dishwasher safe (it will rust)
Shape can be realigned with careless use
Sticker to remove before using