Awesome, thanks! Really nicely done. So fun to see them on your site!
Hoping the stamps arrive today!
I just posted links to your projects here:
On the Home Page: http://www.rycraft.com
On the Projects Submitted page: http://www.rycraft.com/projects_submitted
Each project has its own page. I added some additional instructions to yours.
Thank you again so very much!
12/16/19 2nd Reply
I received the stamps today!! They're beautiful. Can't wait to use them. Thanks again!!
Thanks – not a problem! Merry Christmas!!
12/13/19 Email – Your order has shipped
Your cookie stamp order was shipped today by first class mail. You should receive it by next Wednesday December 18. I am sorry for the delay in shipping but Robin had to make the square stamp (we don't keep them in stock) and he was horrified a few days ago to discover that the stamp he made for you was accidentally shipped to another customer by mistake. So he had to remake the square stamp, which caused a 3-day delay in shipping. We apologize for any inconvenience the delay may have caused you and hope you will enjoy your new cookie stamps.
Best regards and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thank you for your lovely photos.
The pumpkin is one of our very old stamp designs, and some of the glazes are from the late 1990's. A heads up: I haven't announced it yet, but we are having a Thanksgiving Weekend Sale (Thursday 11/28 through Monday 12/2) with 10% off all of our products, and that is on top of our top-selling designs on sale each month at 40% off. I will put you on our monthly email newsletter mailing list so you'll know what designs are on sale each month, which often include celtic designs. You can use this coupon code to get $25.00 off your order:______.
Thank you again for sharing your collection. I will post your pix on this page ASAP: http://www.rycraft.com/cookie_stamp_collectors
Thanks for getting back to me! I drafted an email to send after work when I had a chance to take some pictures, but I'll just reply to you here. I'll have to see if I can get one from my mom as well, just for fun. There should be pics attached of my collection. I got a few that aren't from Rycraft included in lots. Hopefully I separated those out. I should also add I really like a lot of your Celtic designs, I just don't actually own any of them yet. I'm sure I'll remedy that soon.
San Diego, California
Thank you for submitting your collection of Rycraft cookie stamps to us. I love your story and am so happy to hear you are starting your own collection. Please do send photos both the backs of the stamps so we can see the glaze colors, and also the faces of the stamps. That helps us identify how old the stamps are that you've collected so far. When I receive your photos, I'll send you the coupon code to use online worth $25 of FREE Rycraft cookie stamps. You can take advantage of our 40% OFF SALE on many of our best-selling designs.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Anything in a larger diameter than two inches?
Yes we do. And thank you for your email. Go to this link to see all of our Christmas designs including snowflakes: http://www.rycraft.com/christmas.
Do you have a stamp that is a snowflake?
Valhalla, New York
Thank you for the nice letter and birthday card! Well I don't know how many castings can be made before having to re-oil the stamp. I guess it's a matter of just experimenting with what works the best. I don't remember having that problem and Robin said the same thing. Sorry.
I got another question from my friend who is doing a paper casting craft project with her small group. She said the cookie stamp needs to be re-oiled every so often so the paper doesn't stick. Do you know approximately how many paper castings you can make before washing and re-oiling the stamp? I really appreciate any help you can give me because it's been years since I did paper casting. Long ago Sue and I made many ornaments using the cookie stamps one year for the museum's Christmas tree.
Judy J (Robin's sister)
Thank you, Carol.
I have a couple of your cookie stamps that were my Grandmother's. They are probably all of at least 50 years old and still just fine...
Thanks so much for the quick response, Carol. Much appreciated and no problem. We’ll look forward to the correct owl heading our way. We love your cookie stamps!
I am so sorry about that mixup! Robin will get the right owl (#511) out to you tomorrow. Just keep the Wise Old Owl (#399) stamp we evidently sent you by mistake. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Hello! I just received my recent order (order number 201909141915092922) of cookie stamps. Thank you!
There’s just one issue — the owl I received is not the design I ordered. I ordered this owl: http://www.rycraft.com/product/511. But I received this owl: http://www.rycraft.com/product/399.
Des Moines, Washington
Gosh, this is what I enjoy so much when
working with small businesses such as
yours (Etsy, too!) - the personal touch.
Glad to know some vintage designs are under
consideration, as well as some new. I don't
expect a reply, and will keep watching. I do
receive your newsletter and announcements.
Thanks so much for your response!
It's always a delight to receive a letter such as yours. I am so glad you found your collection! As I get older, I find that after I have put something away in a "safe" place, I cannot figure out where that place is... so frustrating, and then so nice when I find my treasures again!
Thank you for your suggestions. The stamps you have chosen from 1972-1974 all happen to be ones which I have mentioned before to Robin that I like and would hope he would bring back. So he is now considering it.
I have looked up the meaning of the words you suggested and will see if Robin has any interest in carving one or more of them. I grew up with neighbors who said "Oy Vey!" all the time -- it's a Yiddish term which might be a stamp design that our Jewish customers would enjoy having.
Thank you for your order which I see you placed yesterday! We have all of these stamps in stock so Robin should be able to ship tomorrow. I'm not sure I will be able to email you about what new designs Robin decides he has time to carve (our busy season is just starting now), but keep checking our page www.rycraft.com/new_2019 to see if he will add some of your requested designs.
I cleaned and reorganized my kitchen and pantry,
then could not find my stamps... for over a year!
But miracles do happen. I found them! So while I
compile a new order, I still have a few on my
Wish List of designs I hope you will reissue:
123 Stained Glass Flower
F11-2E Black-eyed Susan
944 VW symbol (s-06-001 2006 Dan White)
And here are a few design suggestions/wishes:
Erin go bragh
Thanks for listening!
Thanks so much. I’m really excited to see and use the stamps.
Just want to let you know that the total of your 2 orders qualifies you for FREE shipping so I'll be refunding you $29.90 on PayPal today.
Thank you again,
Thank you for the two orders. We are so glad you like the UUC stamp! Each cookie stamp comes with a free recipe booklet, so between the 2 orders, you'll have 16 recipe booklets total. I hope you intended to place 2 orders... both were paid by PayPal. If you don't mind, we will put both orders into one box for shipment. Let me know if this is a problem.
I love the stamp. Simple and easy. I know I’ll keep one for myself but will offer the others for our annual auction. No doubt they;Lil be big at the auction. Would you be able to send along five of the cookie recipe books with my order. Let me know if there is an extra charge for them.
The package together I think will make for a great item. I’ll make samples of my favorite recipe from the booklet, almond butter. They are a standard at our house for Christmas and have been for many many years. Yum.
Thanks so much for doing this for me. It makes me so happy for myself and for our church.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Here's the new cookie stamp (#572).
It's on the website now so you can order it here:
Don't forget to send me pix of any cookies you make, and let me know if you post pix on FB.
That's great. We need all the publicity we can get!!!
Robin just finished carving the design this morning. He'll fire the master today, then I can scan it tomorrow and put the image on the website so you can see it. Just go here to order it:
Thanks again so much!! and I hope you'll send me pix of any cookies you make -- I'll post them on our website, too!
That’s perfect. And yes, I’d be delighted to showcase the UU stamp on Facebook. I think a round stamp would work best.
Hello again, Victoria,
I talked to Robin and we think this would be a good design to add to our collection; therefore, we would not charge you a custom fee for the carving. The price for the 2" stamp would be the same as all of our cookie stamps: $12.99. It will also be available as a square stamp, a craft stamp or a Keep It Soft.
Robin said it will be a couple of weeks before he can get it carved and into production. Will two weeks work for you? Also, we are wondering if you are on FaceBook. If so, would you be willing to post photos of any cookies you make with your UUC stamp on FB? That would really be a help to us, to get the word out that we now will be offering this design.
Let me know. Thanks,
Okay, I'll give your email and the design you picked (attached) to Robin and he'll get back to you with a quote. Can you give us your phone number so he can call you?
Actually, the second one on the top left seems the most simple. I’ve been making your cookies (especially the almond butter, our favorite) for years. I find that the most simple designs seem to work best. I think your regular 2” stamp would work perfectly.
I am interested in what the cost would be. I look forward to hearing from you,
Thank you for your email. Yes we can make a custom stamp for you. We will need you to send us the artwork. The photo you attached appears to be somewhat distorted (see clip of your photo attached). You may want to choose an image from the internet. I went on Google and found some examples (attached). If you would like a quotation on a custom stamp, please give my husband Robin a call on his cell at 541-760-0543 and you can discuss the size stamp you need as well as the quantity you want to order. It is okay to order just one stamp.
I am a member of a Unitarian Universalist Church. Our symbol is a chalice with a flame. First, do you have this cookie press? If not, do you make special orders and how much would they cost?
The design is very simple. Obviously it is just the design o the lectern.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Thank you for your email. We appreciate getting feedback from our customers. We have never been told that there are two Menorahs, and that there is a difference between a 7-branch and a 9-branch Menorah. Evidently the 9 branches are used to celebrate Hanukkah (Chanukah) and the 7 branches were used in the Temple. I will talk to Robin and perhaps we will add the 7-branch Menorah to our collection. If we do, you'll see it in the newsletter we send out each month to announce our new designs. BTW, I finally got around to entering all the cards, letters and emails we've gotten this year and some of my communications with you are there... http://www.rycraft.com/rycraft_cookie_stamp_customer_reviews_2019. I always enjoy hearing from you... and hope you are enjoying your ZIA stamp!
Thank you again!!
Chanukiah - 9 branches Menorah - 7 branches
to celebrate Chanukah used in the Temple
As you may know, the stamp, #344 Menorah listed on your website
is actually a depiction of a Channakiah with the nine branches. It would be nice to have a stamp that represents the actual Menorah with seven branches. Thank you for your consideration.
My apologies for the error and the inconvenience. It's now fixed. Thanks for your patience!
I noticed that the stamp #115 Windmill does not have the July sale
price listed when selecting it for purchase. Could that be updated
before the July sale ends? Thank you for any answer you can give.
Awesome news! I will double check how many we need (she has a variety) and let you know! They are a glazed white with terra cotta showing through slightly. It will be a great surprise. I promise to get back to you soon.
Thank you for such a quick response…it is early in Idaho.
Well you've come to the right place. We still have a box full of them. Just send us a photo of the ones you want to match and we'll see if we have any left.
Good Morning –
We are looking for some RyCraft drawer pulls to match some that my Mother purchased at market in the 1980’s. I did not see any at your online website. Any information you can share with us would be appreciated. We plan to use the ones she has in a new kitchen.
Thank you and have a blessed day.
I am so glad to hear that you like our cookie stamps. If you let me know the city you live in, I can look to see if we have a retailer near you. Or you can order them direct from us, either online on our webiste, or just give us a call to place your order at 208 398 9156. We have over 400 designs in stock, while most retailers carry just a few of our most popular designs.
I would certainly like to be able to get some more of these wonderful cookie stamps but I can’t find them anywhere. They are the only ones that work for my shortbreads.
Thank you! It is very inspiring. :)
Wow! What an encouragement. Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you like our cookie stamps, and we look forward to serving you again in future.
God bless you, too!
Carol and Robin Rycraft
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I have only bought 1 stamp from you... to make pasta with actually. It was a very pretty cluster of grapes and I love it. But as I just opened this email and looked through your website more, I saw how strong your Christian faith is. I really admire you and am proud that you are keeping your faith although it isn't popular to do so. I am glad that I purchased from you and will be looking for another stamp soon.
God bless you and your families. :)
Thanks for letting me know!
My make the recipe without the stamps....my mom hasn’t passed those on to me yet!
Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out our Recipe Comment form to let us know about your 40-year history of baking cookies with our Melting Moments recipe. I will post your comments on the website on the same page as the recipe.
Question: When you make the cookies, do you use our cookie stamps to imprint a design on the cookies, or do you just use the recipe without using cookie stamps? Please let me know so I know how to post the comments. Thanks.
5/21/19 Comment on a Recipe
How do you use your cookies?
We tend to make these cookies around Christmas time.
Name of your recipe -- is it a Rycraft recipe?
Where did you find your recipe?
My mom got it with a set of cookie stamps.
How long have you been using this recipe?
40 years or so
Please list any changes you made to the recipe
Sometimes we top these cookies with homemade Lemon Butter (butter, lemon juice & zest, powdered sugar) or raspberry preserves. They are so delicate and live up to their name by melting in your mouth!
List Rycraft stamp designs you used.
If you decorated your cookies, what did you use?
No decorations needed.
Summarize your evaluation of this recipe and write any comments.
This recipe is like a family heirloom!
Would you recommend this recipe?
Do you have photos of the cookies or cupcakes you made?
Yes, but not using the stamp.
Thanks for the heads up. I went to Google Translate and got it straight. All fixed.
So glad you're back in business. Am looking thru the pages of stamps by year, and noticed on 2008 page and the pages for the individual stamps that there's some mixup about the "I love you" stamps in Norwegian and Swedish. think you would like to check and straighten it out. Best wishes!
So glad to hear that. I was just worried that someone stole the package...glad to hear that it is on the way! Thank you for making such lovely cookie stamps!
Sorry for the delay. We had to make an unexpected trip to WA last week so it put us two days behind on production. Your order shipped yesterday by priority mail so you should have it by Thursday at the latest.
Is my order being held for a back-ordered stamp? I usually receive your packages within a week of ordering but I have not received the items I ordered on April 4th.
Thank you for the heads up love my cookie stamps from you all so glad you are still producing them, too!
I just want to let you know the status of your order. Robin had to make the square birthday cake stamp (we don't keep square stamps in stock) and when it came out of the kiln this morning, it had a flaw, so he's going to make it over again for you. This time he'll make 2 just in case (smile). So it'll be a couple more days and then he can ship your order complete.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Thank you so much for sending the photo of your cookies and the good report. We are pleased that you are so happy with the stamp!
He is risen indeed.
Carol and Robin Rycraft
4/13/19 Email - Bagpiper christened
I was so ecstatic to have such a wonderful result from the first use of the MacD... Bagpiper [custom]cookie stamp that I have to share it with you. We have our family Easter dinner tomorrow, so this was a fitting occasion to use it. I can’t wait to share the cookies with the rest of the clan.
I spread the dough on a half sheet and stamp it. Then I cut it into squares as soon as the pan comes out of the oven. No one seems to mind that the cookies are square but the stamp is round.
He is risen. He is risen indeed.
Wow! What a find! Beautiful shadow box, too! Well, they are, left to right, top to bottom:
358 Man in the Moon
306 Rolling Star
212 Ice Crystal
285 Star Bright
278 Quilt Block
We'd love to see a photo of your entire collection to post on our website.
Hope you enjoy using them!
I wanted to share with you what I found at our local Goodwill today and was so excited, because I knew exactly what I had found :) someone placed them inside of a shadow box and it has a screw on the back to remove glass if you want to use stamps.
I know some of the names of the patterns, but would you mind telling me what all of them are please.
Thanks so much and I feel truly blessed to have these added to my growing collection!
Deborah Ann C
4/6/19 Easter card in the mail
Dear Carol & Robin,
Easter Blessings! Best wishes for a very Happy Easter, and a joyful and beautiful Spring!
Lucyna & Robert C
So nice to hear. Thank you!
Thank you for your fast response. I am sure I'll love them I have 15 different stamps. Started finding them in the 1970s & love them all.
Your order was shipped yesterday 3/18/19 via 1st class mail; estimated delivery date is Thursday 3/21/19. The USPS tracking #: 9500 1152 2466 9077 1970 05.
We hope you will enjoy your stamps!
Can you please email me the tracking/shipping information for my order # 201903150946255480 purchased March 15, 2019?
Thank you Carol, and yes the response you gave is what I needed to know!
Thank you for your interest in our cookie stamps and our collector's book. The original book is available on this website: http://cookiestamp.com/product/rycraft-collectors-handbook/ There is no updated version, but the website has all the designs listed by year here: http://www.rycraft.com/handbook. You can find a link to this page on the Page List on the left side on the website -- about half way down -- that says "Collector's Handbook". The copyright warning is for those who want to use our copyrighted material and designs in a product they will to sell to the public... that is prohibited unless we approve it in writing. But we have no problem if you want to copy our website pages for your own personal use.
Re: the rancid smell: that odor comes from not thoroughly cleaning the stamps with hot soapy water after use and before storing... it comes from the butter in the recipes. You can get rid of the smell by putting the stamps in a hot oven like 400º F for a half hour or so to burn out the rancid oils. The heat won't hurt the stamps. Then when you want to use them again, season them with veggie oil first to seal the clay before stamping the dough, and keep oiling the stamp to keep the dough from sticking. I hope this helps.
I was looking on the Rycraft websight and noticed the collector's handbook placed there for viewing. I see the copyright on the bottom of the page and thought I would ask if I would have permission to copy that info listed on that websight, or is there a complete up to date (2018/19) book available I should be purchasing instead. Thank you for any information you can give. Also I am new to cookie stamping and have read that I should apply cooking oil to the stamp before use, but have also read some people have issues with it going rancid. Should I use mineral oil instead of vegetable oil? Thank you.
Thank you! I'm new to these and I love them.
Sorry, no crane yet... I'll mention the idea to Robin. You can keep checking our website to see if he carves one here:
Do you have an otter stamp or a crane stamp?
Harbor Springs, Michigan
Robin do you still carry the scrap casting paper?
I'm sorry for the disappointing results. Baking is so tricky, there is no one answer to some problems, and the designs melting away in the oven is one of them. You may have to try another recipe or perhaps bread flour that has more gluten to hold the design. What works one time with a recipe may not work another time with the same recipe. It's been a bit of a mystery to us since the flours and butters started changing in the late 90's. Please review this page: http://www.rycraft.com/recipes and I hope you can find a recipe that works well for you. Our customers' all-time favorite is this one: http://www.rycraft.com/*almond_butter_cookies.
I made a batch of shortbread cookies using the teapot and single shamrock stamps. I used Gold Medal unbleached flour (general purpose). I chilled the stamped unbaked cookies 230 minutes in the frig. The images are barely visiable after baking. Any suggestions?
Patricia Mc A
Thanks for letting us know! We are so pleased you are enjoying using the mold [#412 Rosebud]! I had a lot of fun doing the butter, too. I haven't tried cookies yet, or paper casting and clay casting, but I'll post pictures and instructions on the website when I do.
Just wanted to tell you my order came today and I have been molding butter. I just love it. Thanks so much!
Belmont, North Carolina
Hi Carol and Robin!!
We received the replacement Zia sun symbol stamp yesterday and it looks good!! Thank you so much!!
Thank you to you and Robin for your excellent customer service!! I love supporting good small businesses such as yours!! Shabbat shalom!!
I just thought you'd like to know that Robin shipped the replacement Zia stamp yesterday 2/28/19 via 1st class mail. I hope it will meet with your approval. Enjoy!
Is the Zia stamp being mailed to me this week?
Thank you for your quick response!! We have four Presbyterian pastors in our family and two of us make shortbread on a regular basis so I am looking forward to the stamps! Thank you again!
Thank you for your order. Robin had to make the square stamp as we do not carry those in stock. Your order was shipped yesterday Feb 11 by 1st class mail. The estimated delivery date is Thursday Feb 14. The USPS Tracking # is ...... We hope you enjoy your stamps!
This was ordered a week ago and I've received no shipping notice or product. Is there a time delay or has the order been lost? Thank you for letting me know as one of these is to be a gift needed by the end of the week
Thank you both so much!! I am glad Robin feels better!! I am so excited to get and use the cookie stamps!!
Wishing you both wellness!!
Robin shipped your stamps today by 1st class mail... they should arrive in 2-3days. Hope you enjoy them!
Thank you for your email. Yes, here is the link to the recipe: http://www.rycraft.com/luster_dust_cookies. It is a favorite of Peggy Aiken who gave us her instructions for using Luster Dust to decorate the cookies. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
Somewhere on this site I saw - Carolina Stamped Shortbread - as a favorite of someone. Do you have a link to it?
Love the Newsletter!!
So happy to hear it! ENJOY!
Hello, I just wanted to let you know my stamps arrived safe and sound this week. I love them all.
Sidney, British Columbia, CANADA
Thank you so much for the information on the stamps I asked about!!
1/15/19 Reply to Question
I got an answer back from Helen about the stamp used for the pasta in the photo you asked about.
Below is what she said.
The cutter I purchased in a set at a cookware store many years ago. Sets can be found on online, though. Best wishes for the New Year!"
the package arrived me yesterday - thank you for the stamp with the nice
bird, i love it. I've send you the balance due for shipping on your
Greetings from Bavaria
I have tried to send an invoice by PayPal. We shipped your order Jan 7 and the total postage from the US to Germany was $14.00. You paid $8.95 online, so the balance due for shipping is $5.10. Please pay to Rycraft, Inc on Paypal. Thanks.
it's okay - i don't want, that you do illegal things. For items below $25 i must not pay custom fees. I'm looking forward to the nice cookie stamp.
Greetings to you
I am glad you were able to get the order placed okay. I have talked to Robin about your question. The answer is that we really do not want to do anything that isn't exactly on the up and up... so we'll have to say no. I am sorry to disappoint you. We have to fill out customs forms for the post office and we are required to put the cost of the product we are shipping. The customs form needs to match the packing list we enclose in the box.
We hope you will enjoy your cookie stamp.
the order is done and paid. Is it possible to send the cookie stamp as a gift? Then there are no custom fees.
Greetings from Bavaria
Make sure you choose the COUNTRY first and then under State choose "Other." I think that will work.
Hope this helps.
your answer was very helpful - I prefer the Cookie Stamp WITH handle. But I have a problem with the order: I have to specify a "State" at my delivery address. Unfortunately, only American or English / Irish / Welsh "States" are available. What can I do? Do you even send orders to Germany?
A Happy New Year too and best regards to the USA
Greetings to you in Bavaria. The difference between the stamps are:
Cookie Stamps = 2" diameter with a handle and a glaze on the back.
Keep It Soft = 2" diameter with no handle and no glaze on the back.
The design on the face of the stamp is exactly the same on both types of stamps.
You can use both for the same things -- for decorating cookies, for softening brown sugar, or for doing paper casting or clay casting.
We do not have a "cookie press" as such -- although many people refer to our cookie stamps as cookie presses.
The following is the explanation we have on our home page:
to decorate cookies & crafts!
You can use ANY Rycraft stamp
L to R: A Rycraft 2" Keep-It-Soft for softening brown sugar, a Rycraft
2 1/2" craft stamp, and two Rycraft 2" cookie stamps.
Roll a 1" ball of dough in the palm of your hand,
place it on a cookie sheet, then press down with
the Keep-It-Soft, craft stamp, or cookie stamp
using a rocking motion to work all the dough
into the design on the stamp, then gently release.
Then bake. See our Recipes page for Eleanor
Rycraft's original recipes and tips for baking.
I do not know about your customs duties there.
I hope this helps!
Best regards and have a Happy New Year!
Dear Ladys and Gentleman,
I have some questions to you. I would like to buy the Cookie Stamp SKU 192 Songbird.
Can you explain me the difference between Hairloom Collection Cookie Stamps ($12.99) and Keep It Soft or Cookie Press ($8.99)?
Must I pay customs fees for my order?
I look forward for your answer.
Greetings from Bavaria,
No, we never had a Disney license so they are not Rycraft stamps. We had two companies "knock off" our cookie stamps in the 90's. One was Wilton and the other was Fox Run Craftsman. Their stamps looked pretty much identical to ours, except for the colors of glaze and the designs on the face were different from ours. If you send me photos of the stamps, we might be able to identify who made them.
Happy New Year!
I was wondering if you ever produced cookie stamps for Disney. I have a Piglet, Daisy Duck and Goofy that look like your style of cookie stamps, but I know there are others out there that have copied your product. I have had these for 20+ years and have not been able to find anything about them. Thank you.