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Best selection of cookie cutters in Kansas City?

Katie Nell Sep 25, 2006 06:02 PM

You wouldn't think this would be a difficult thing to find... really, you wouldn't! But, I've been to several stores, looking for cookie cutters of different varieties, with little to no success. Le Gourmet Chef (at Oakpark Mall) used to have a TON of cookie cutters, but now only have a few sets. I've looked at the usual suspects: Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Linens and Things, Dean and Deluca, Williams Sonoma, Target, etc. I've been to Pryde's, though not in a while, but I don't really remember a lot of cookie cutters but I could be wrong. Does anyone know of a place that has a wide selection of cookie cutters? Maybe Function Junction, but again I've been and don't remember a wide variety? (I know it's a weird request, but if anyone knows, it's the Chowhounds!)

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    Mushroom RE: Katie Nell Sep 25, 2006 06:38 PM

    Have you looked at that little cooking store in Parkville? You have to go through the Christmas store to get to it. I don't know if it would be considered a "wide variety" - or if I've just had exceptional luck - as I have always found the particular shape I've been looking for. It's a good excuse to go to Parkville, anyway. Though I'm still ticked off about Piropos moving.

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      chileheadmike RE: Katie Nell Sep 25, 2006 09:08 PM

      Check out Pryde's Old Westport.

      1. skim RE: Katie Nell Sep 25, 2006 09:23 PM

        Pryde's is definitely the place to go. They have a whole wall of cookie cutters in the upper level.

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          Katie Nell RE: skim Sep 25, 2006 09:34 PM

          I must just not be remembering it right then... I wish they were open a bit later, it's tough to get over there after work!

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          tastebudmagazine RE: Katie Nell Sep 25, 2006 09:36 PM

          are you looking for cookie cutters or a specific shape- if you need a special shape...I know Boulevard Bakery (2815 Independence Ave) makes all of their cookie cutters themselves - they'll make any shape you ask for. and the cookies are superb too.

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            Katie Nell RE: tastebudmagazine Sep 25, 2006 09:38 PM

            That's certainly good to know! A while back I was looking for a scalloped-edge rectangle or square cookie cutter, which I didn't think would be that hard to find. I ended up having to get a scalloped-edge circle. (I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to certain details! Just call me Martha! ;-) Anyway, right now I'm looking for a maple leaf.

          2. Irishbeer4me RE: Katie Nell Sep 26, 2006 01:34 AM

            As a obsessive suger cookie baker and owner of over 200+ cookie cutters, the place with the largest selection in town is Pryde's. Kmart had a pretty good collection with the Martha's line, but haven't been there in a while since they changed over to Sears

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              Katie Nell RE: Irishbeer4me Sep 26, 2006 01:56 AM

              Then you would know!! Perhaps you have a maple leaf... ha ha! ;-) Thanks for the info, I'll have to head back to Pryde's!

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              KCJ RE: Katie Nell Sep 28, 2006 07:41 AM

              Another vote for Pryde's from this sector! And if they don't have the maple leaf, perhaps you could order it.

              If you could locate a local tinsmith, you might be able to get one custom made.

              There was a terrific tinsmith selling on eBay for quite some time. Actually, he's a coppersmith mostly, at least for the cookie cutters I've seen of his. His work is exquisite. He did custom designs. Each piece a small work of art that would look great hanging on your kitchen wall when not in use.

              Perhaps the Renaissance Festival has some tinsmiths/soppersmiths. ???

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                zataar RE: Katie Nell Sep 28, 2006 11:42 AM

                The Bay Leaf in Lawrence has a nice selection. Pryde's used to have maple leaf cookie cutters. We bought them in 2 sizes. Scalloped edge square ones are hard to find. I happened upon a set of 4 in graduated sizes at the Peppercorn in Boulder! That place is amazing. Pryde's may be able to order those for you. They're very helpful.

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                  Katie Nell RE: zataar Sep 28, 2006 01:17 PM

                  Ooh... I LOVED Peppercorn!! I love The Bay Leaf too, but I could have spent a whole day at Peppercorn! I'm going to check Kitchen Gallery in Topeka today, because I couldn't make it to Pryde's this week and I needed the cookie cutter for this weekend.

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                    Katie Nell RE: Katie Nell Oct 3, 2006 01:39 PM

                    Finally found a maple leaf at Kitchen Gallery, but it was a pretty crude representation, so I went next door to the cake and candy supply place in Fairlawn Plaza and they had a TON of cookie cutters including the perfect size maple leaf! I used it to make the top crust of my miniature apple pies this weekend for my wedding reception... I did not even get to try one, because they were such a hit! I meant to take a picture, but of course forgot! They were pretty cute, if I do say so myself!

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