How To Make Molded Cookies

I usually use my silicone molds to make fondant decorations, but this time I tried using cookie dough and was very happy with the results.

I made my own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. It’s so much fun to go into second hand shops and antique stores to find beautiful pieces for mold making. Cameos, costume jewelry and buttons are a few of my favorite things to use. This particular mold was made using a decorative piece from my grandmother’s collection.
This is a great way to use up dough scraps that are left after cutting out cookies. I never use scraps more than once to make rolled cookies because of the problem of misshapen and bubbly cookies, but the scraps worked perfectly for this application. My general rule is to keep the dough cold while working with it, but this is an exception. The dough needs to be at room temperature in order to press it into the mold.
Press the dough into the mold and remove the excess around the edges.  It is helpful to grease the mold first with a little shortening or butter. I used my Orange Vanilla Spice cookie recipe, which is available here in my shop.
Immediately turn the mold over and bend the mold back to release the dough. You can use a scribe tool to help get the dough out of the small crevices.
Place the cookies in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes (or wrap them up and freeze them for up to 3 months until you’re ready to bake). It’s best to unmold these directly onto a sheet tray so that you don’t have to move them around while they’re soft. Then, when they’re cold enough to handle, move them to a room temperature sheet tray and into the oven.
Bake the cookies according to the recipe, but keep an eye on them as they are very thin so they will brown more quickly. I baked these for about 8 minutes.
Once the cookies are baked and cooled, you can dust them in powdered sugar. I dusted some and left some bare. These cookies are buttery with crispy edges and are a little chewy in the middle. I had a really hard time not eating the whole batch!
You can see other ways that I used the silicone molds here, here and here. Feel free to share photos of the different ways you’ve used silicone molds on my Facebook page.
Click on the images below for more cookie projects:                      Cracked Glaze Vintage-Wedding-23Wedding

30 thoughts on “How To Make Molded Cookies

  1. I am a senior citizen whose daughter is going to have her 10th annual Christmas cookie party this year. The theme is “High Tea”. I am thinking of trying to make these cookies using the mold. I found the “putty”. What I am wondering is should I make more than one mold and how many times can I use one mold? I have to make 6 dozen cookies. Does the “pin” have to have a hole in the middle in order for it to work?

  2. These cookies are just gorgeous Amber! I’ve never seen anything like them before! Thank you so much for sharing! I will be keeping my eye open for some ‘molds’!

  3. Waw! You should meet my boyfriend. He is furniture and old objects restorer and an artist and I am the one who bakes. All together we have a blog (El Blog de Ana y Ancor) where he shows his art works and I show my cakes, cupcakes and cookies. My boyfriend fell in love with your art deco cookies, and I’m sure that he will fall in love with these cookies!
    Amber, we both love you!

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