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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ann Clark Cookie Cutters Halloween Spooktacular Event #6 Review and Giveaway



You can’t really have a successful Halloween with out delicious, fun shaped sugar cookies decorated in fun Halloween fashion can you? Every year I make up a fun batch of sugar cookies with different Halloween shapes and since “Bug” has gotten old enough to help it’s really made my Halloween cookie making so much more fun! I usually make a half a dozen cookies a week and share them with my mom and dad just to get the feeling of Halloween, but I will admit that it has been extremely hard to find cookie cutter with fun Halloween shapes that holds up to the usage and are easy to use. So when I had the opportunity to feature Ann Clark Cookie Cutters in our Halloween Spooktacular I couldn’t wait to get baking!!

About Ann Clark (Taken From Website):

Humble Beginnings
Back in 1989, Ann Clark started out with little more than a pig-shaped Christmas ornament and a dream. After years of painting and creating small gifts for her children to give away, she set up shop in her garage and turned a hobby into a business. In 1991, armed with a small amount of start-up cash and unbridled enthusiasm, Ann tackled her first trade show, setting up a booth at the Philadelphia Gift Show with six cookie cutter designs and several other hand-made crafts. She came home with $3,500 in orders, and Ann Clark, the person, became Ann Clark, Ltd., the company.

Thirteen years of love and labor later, Ann’s creative flair and love for baking has produced a broad product line of handcrafted cookie cutters and associated giftware, making Ann Clark, Ltd. the largest cookie cutter company in the gift industry. With accounts throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, “The Cookie Cutter People from Vermont” are invited into the kitchens of consumers worldwide.

A Family Affair
With the success of Ann Clark, Ltd., cookie cutters became a family affair. Although very supportive from the outset, Ann’s late husband, John, was promoted to the more official role of Vice President in 1996. Her late son, John Jr., also served as a key player when he moved back to Vermont in 1996. Daughter Elizabeth joined the team as Sales Manager around the same time, and son Ben came on board as General Manager in 1998. Even granddaughters Margaret and Rebecca lend their services as cookie tasters, eagerly approving of Ann’s special butter cookie recipe handed down from her mother.


My Thoughts:

I was sent a few Halloween shaped cookie cutters to review and a few to giveaway to one of my lucky readers (more on that a little later). The cookie cutters that “Bug” and I decided to try was the Pumpkin cookie cutter, Ghost cookie cutter and Halloween Bat cookie cutter and when they arrived we couldn’t wait to get started cooking.

The first thing I did was make up the sugar cookie dough from scratch and it had to sit in the fridge overnight but the next morning we washed up our cookie cutters and got to baking! I love how easy these cookie cutters are to use vs. some of the other cookie cutters I have tried to use in the past. The thing I love most about these cookie cutters is the little handle that makes punching out the cookies super easy and easy to remove from the dough with out tearing the cookie shape. The cookie cutters are so easy to use “Bug” didn’t have a bit of problems pushing them down into the dough and with the handles I had no problem letting him do it on his own. The one thing I hated about using other cookie cutters is the sharp edge that you would have to push down on and I wouldn’t let “Bug” do it at all for fear he would slice his hand but I don’t have to worry about that with Ann Clark cookie cutters!!

Not only did these cookie cutters make beautiful and large cookies they are also super easy to clean and they don’t rust after a couple of uses like other cookie cutters I have used. I only wash my cookie cutters by hand I don’t put them in the dishwasher but I’m sure they would stand up just fine being washed in the dishwasher. Just have a look at these cute cookies we decorated!!

Bottom Line:

The Ann Clark cookie cutters that we used are by far the best cookie cutter I have ever had the pleasure of using! Since using them over the past few weeks I have decided that Ann Clark is the only cookie cutters for me and the price per cookie cutter isn’t bad at all at only $3.99 for a large cookie is a pretty good deal to me, especially for the quality and durability of the cookie cutter!

If you are looking to make some fun Halloween shaped cookies be sure to check out the fun Halloween cookie cutter selection at Ann Clark, they are sure to make your Halloween Spooktacular!

Buy It:
To purchase Ann Clark Halloween cookie cutters visit their website!

Discount:
For 10% off of your order enter code BLGA25 at checkout valid through the end of the year and they also offer free shipping on three or more items!

Win It:
I have a Halloween Cat Cookie Cutter and a Haunted House Cookie Cutter to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Ann Clark and tell me a cookie cutter you would like to have! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Ann Clark be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Ann Clark on Facebook

Giveaway ends Oct 18, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the cookie cutters mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

92 comments:

  1. I'd like to have her Christmas Ornament cookie cutter!

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  2. I would love the Little Black Dress Cookie Cutter.
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  3. I'd love the Courage cookie cutter.
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  4. I am a public follower of your blog.
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  5. I love the DESIRE cookie cutter.

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  6. I like the Football Helmet Cookie Cutter. Cute!

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  7. Following GFC: JennS

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  8. I like the Believe cookie cutter!
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  9. I like the Diva one. Thanks.

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  10. I think the falling for you ones are adorable.

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  11. I would love to have the Diva cutter. Too cute!!

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  12. I Liked Ann Clark on Facebook.

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  13. I am a GFC follower.
    Thanks for the chance!
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  14. I picked the Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter

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  15. I'd love to have the Diva Cookie Cutter :)
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  16. Love the Crabby cookie cutter. It cuts me up

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  17. I like the gingerbread house cookie cutter - there are so many things you could do with house shaped cookies! :D

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  18. following publically :D

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  19. i'd like to have the Apple of my eye cookie cutter

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  20. I really like the Gingerbread Gift Set

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  21. I love the acorn cookie cutter :) Thankyou

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  22. I like the Dinosaur cookie cutter and the Pink Ribbon cookie cutter.

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  23. I would like to have the apple of my eye for my kindergarten classroom apples unit.

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  24. I follow via google friend
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  25. I subscribe in google reader
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  26. I am a facebook fan of ann clark
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  27. I'd like a copper butterfly cookie cutter

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  28. OH MY GOODNESS...you have a Moose cookie cutter...too kewl...that's the one I'd choose ifn I win...hehe...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  29. I like the crabby cookie cutter!

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  30. I like the Owl cookie cutter thanks!
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  31. GFC follower
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  32. Following on Twitter (@mandalarctic) & tweeted:
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  33. Subscribed via Google Reader
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  34. I would love to get the chill out penguin for my best friend

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  38. i would choose the crown cookie cutter. my daughter and i would have fun using this.

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  39. i am following using gfc.

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  40. I like the Butterfly Cookie Cutter
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  41. I like Ann Clark on FB Lisa Taylor lezanac@yahoo.com

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  42. Butterfly Cookie Cutter
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  43. gfc follower
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  44. I would want to have the courage cookie cutter.
    thank you for the giveaway!
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  45. I'd like the cat cookie cutter (and the Meow and Halloween cat ones, too).

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  46. I would like to have the Butterfly Cookie Cutter. So cute!

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  47. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  48. I liked Ann Clark Ltd. on Facebook - Geri N.

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    i like the diva cookie cutter

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  51. Id love to have the Don't mess with Texas cutter :)

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  52. I would love to have the Be Lucky cookie cutter

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  53. I follow you on GFC

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  54. I like the Maple Leaf Cookie Cutter
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  55. I follow on GFC
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  56. I subscribe to your rss feed
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  57. Liked Ann Clark on FB
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  58. I like the Candy Cane Cookie cutter




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  61. The diva cookie cutter would be great.wilcarvic(at)gmail(dotcom)

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  62. I would love to have the Teapot cookie cutter.

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  63. I'd really like the Frog Cookie Cutter.
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  64. Follow publicly via GFC
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  65. Follower and Tweeted: http://twitter.com/iiiyadirf/status/27706978535
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  66. Follow you via RSS- google reader
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  67. “Like” Ann Clark on Facebook
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  68. I like the Football Helmet Cookie Cutter.
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  69. I absolutely love the maple leaf cookie cutter.

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  70. The Freedom cookie cutter
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  71. i would love to have the Acorn Cookie Cutter
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  72. I like the acorn and the beehive cookie cutters.

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  73. Like Ann Clark on fb/letesshaw

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  74. I like the crown copper cookie cutter.

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  75. I like the butterfly cookie cutter
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  76. The acorn cookie cutter is SOOOO cute. I also love the Beehive Cookie Cutter - we could have fun with that in the summer.

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  77. I follow you on twitter @manthas24 and tweeted http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/27771245347

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  78. I likr the Stocking Cookie Cutter. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I like the Acorn and Leaf cookie cutter.

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  81. I like the Cowgirl Cutter.

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