Very smilie myself”
I was given these as a birthday present. It would have been nice to have a starter recipe but I used Katrina's and was very pleased with the result. No sticking of the smilie faces at all I've used other recipes too now and some of them have been more sticky needing to be poked out, which did make marks but I put the marked side on the baking tray so that they are on the inside of the assembled biscuit. Love 'em. !!
Published 10 Mar 2014
by Mrs Sato
I also used the recipe provided by a previous reviewer and the cutters worked well. My kids enjoyed helping. Despite the intricate design it was easy to push the dough out without spoiling the faces. Would be nice to have a recipe included with the pack, though and the cutters are quite expensive, so only four stars.
Published 25 Feb 2014
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Smiley Face Biscuits”
A friend gave me a Lakeland voucher and I couldn't resist these biscuit cutters. I've used a recipe for custard creams and although the faces are a bit fiddly, especially making sure the eyes are cut out, they are great fun and fully appreciated by my friends when I have made them. On St Valentine's Day I made the heart-shaped smiley face biscuits for all my work colleagues. Thank you Lakeland for this excellent product.
Published 21 Feb 2014
eat and smile”
These cutters are great and so easy to use .I sandwiched them together with jam and they looked really good. Will try making sandwiches next .
Published 10 Feb 2014
by Mrs Strick
used as directed with katrinas recipe, see other reviews, wonderful, sandwiched them with chocolate spread - yum yum!
Published 10 Oct 2013
Smiley faces all round!”
by Naomi White
My children were given these as an Easter present. Superb idea as an alternative to chocolate! They were easy to use and surprisingly easy to clean too. Yes, as others have said, a recipe would have been a useful addition, but I too borrowed Katrina's (Thank-you!), though I only used half the amount and still had 24 biscuits. I used buttercream icing and a blob of strawberry ice cream sauce instead of jam. They were delicious and my 4 year old daughter was delighted with the results!
Published 03 Apr 2013
There were happy faces all round with these. I too used Katrina's recipe (thanks Katrina!) and it worked perfectly, would be a good idea if Lakeland included it with the cutters. Made loads of biscuits which I have tried sandwiching together with jam, butter icing or coloured glace icing. All work well. Deducting a star for not including a recipe!
Published 25 Mar 2013
Great Fun for Bakers!”
I love these cookie cutters and my friends can't work out how I make perfect little faces. I visited England at Christmas and brought them back to South Africa with me.
Published 01 Mar 2013
A joy, through and through”
Love, love LOVE these cutters. A joy to use and to consume! My only disappointment was the lack of a recipe, but a quick look online and I found Karina's recipe and I was away. So happy I have uploaded a picture of my cookies to the Lakeland Facebook page. I used that chocolate/cheese spread as a quick and eassy filling for mine.
Published 16 May 2012
Lots of biscuits.”
My Smiley Faces cutters arrived on Wednesday and I made a batch yesterday afternoon. I used the recipe given by Katrina who wrote in February. I made 48 biscuits and sandwiched them together with butter icing and strawberry jam. My daughter, a reception teacher, took some in for the other members of staff this morning, they've had a rather 'wet week' and they made them SMILE!!!!! My three grandchildren are looking forward to my next baking sessions which will be using the mini sandwich tin and the mini morsel set. Thank you Lakeland.
Published 27 Apr 2012
I found these cutters else where a few months ago for double the price. Then found them here and couldnt resist them. Used them for the first time the other day and they brilliant. Really easy to use and look great! The only down side is they didnt come with a recipe for the cookie base, but I just used a recipe of another lakeland cookie set.
Published 05 Mar 2012
I've yet to actually try these as biscuit cutters but I've used them for bread to make jam sandwiches for my daughter who's little face lit up! She couldn't wait to show everyone her lunch. I'm going to use them for her birthday party also. Lovely idea.
Published 24 Feb 2012
smiley hubby and kids”
Really easy to use. I had no problems removing the dough from the cutters. The dough mix I made up was as follows 300g unsalted soft butter,1 tsp vanilla extract,300g caster sugar,2 small beaten eggs,pich of salt,600g plain flour.Cream butter & sugar then add the eggs,vanilla and salt mix well then gradually add the flour.Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour. Oven at 180oc/gas 4 they take about 12 mins to bake. The mix can also be frozen. I filled mine with buttercream flavoured with strawberry and jam.Everyone gave them the thumbs up even the dogs gave them a paws up.So happy baking.
Published 16 Feb 2012
Big Smiles all round”
Loved these smiley faces – easy to use and the family loved them too.
Published 27 Jan 2012
Made me smile! :0)”
These are amazing! I found them very easy to work with, as in previous reviews the faces are a bit more difficult to get out but I held the cutter in one hand and tapped on the top ot the cutter with the handle of a pallet knife with the other hand and found that 99% of the time they popped out no problem. They have had rave reviews from family members and brought a smile to colleagues faces on and dreary monday morning! I couldnt reccomend these highly enough!
Published 09 Jan 2012
I was a bit disappointed with these cutters. The bases were fine, but the smiley face tops tended to stick (even with plenty of flour). They had to be pushed out which left marks, but I will persevere, my grandson thought they were fun.
Published 25 Oct 2011
Smiley faces all round!”
These are great - easy enough to use with a not very patient small boy. They do need a bit of flour to help the pastry unstick from them and the stars are the most tricky BUT they work! I'm looking forward to eating them now... :-)
Published 13 Oct 2011