Escher Cookie Cutter

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Escher Cookie Cutter by bpijls May 24, 2010

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A product of my quest to find the most efficient way to cut cookies and minimizing the amount of remaining cookie dough. My attempts have failed thus far because cookies expand in the oven. (Expansion = good for cookies but bad for Escher-like designs)


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I was thinking about escher tesselated cutters today (hence the google search that brought me here) but I imagined each cutter would cut a whole roll out of dough into maybe 36 pieces (and some edge bits to put into the next roll out of dough). Call me lazy, or perhaps just efficient. Would be a pain to wash up if by hand.

I'm not sure which I prefer - the Escher fish, or the Daleks? Have to make both, I suppose

Do you have any source for the pattern other than STL? :-D

I've uploaded the curve I used as an AI file. I traced it from an actual Escher painting. I found that Escher's birds were not drawn entirely identical so I had to alter the design a bit. This curve will fit perfectly into itself.

That looks great.

On the recipe front, you just want to try and stick with a mixture that's just flour-butter-sugar and an egg to bind it. That shouldn't expand too much in the oven.

Try glazing them too with an egg wash before you bake them.

Check out these photos to see what I mean. :-D