Review and Giveaway: Salaam Designs

A couple of years ago I made moon and star shaped rice crispy treats.   People went crazy over them, inquiring about where they can get the moon cookie cutter.  Stars were everywhere, but a crescent moon was hard to come by.  My sister had actually picked  it up for me from a local shop in Washington, but it was available on Amazon. Sometimes. It was usually sold out.

So these star and moon rice crispy treats we’re taken really well. Like all over Pinterest, well.  It was the combination of the star and moon together that made it so perfect. And well the rice crispy treats had something to do do with it, because who doesn’t love rice crispy treats? Don’t answer that, otherwise we may no longer be friends.

Muslim moms/bakers/party makers, were on the hunt for those perfect cookie cutters.  I’m pleased to inform you that Salaam Designs stepped in and is saving you all from creating your own cookie cutter out of scrap metal from your local hardware store.

Salaam Designs not only offers the coveted star and moon cookie cutters, but it also includes an adorable lantern and sweet little mosque as part of their holiday cookie cutter set. All together now, “Thank you Salaam Designs!”.

Being me, I was thrilled that there was a new Islamic company providing awesome Muslim-y Ramadan and Eid decorations and gifts. Just can’t get enough!

So when Salaam Designs offered to send me their cookie cutter set to review I was…freaked out! Oh sure, I can be crafty sometimes and I’m pretty good with a cookie recipe, but decorating? Yeah… no. But, being me, I was like “yeah sure!” willing to take on the challenge.

Receiving the cookie cutters worked out perfectly with our Ramadan bucket list, as making cookies was right there on the list. I used the cookie cutters as part of Jenin’s Ramadan morning gift basket which added an adorable touch.

I whipped up my favorite sugar cookie recipe and the next day rolled out the dough for the girls and I to use the cookie cutters. “I want a lantern!”, “I want a masjid!”, “Can I make 10 moons?” were just a few things overheard during out cookie session.  All the while, Baby Z consumed an undisclosed amount of raw sugar cookie dough. #thirdchildproblems

Salaams Designs Cookie Cutter Set

Ramadan Cookies

Ramadan Cookie baking

Baby Z Baking
The cookie cutters cut through the dough beautifully. As long as your dough is chilled well, you shouldn’t have any problems.  As our dough began to warm up, we had a bit of an issue with the mini crescent moon at the top of the minaret on the mosque cookie cutter. Just make sure your dough is chilled and use a spatula to pull up the cookie off your well floured surface. I took over the mosques, while the girls easily handled the other less delicate shapes.

Be sure to chill your dough again prior to baking so that the shapes stay as close to their actual shape. Otherwise, you run the risk of the dough spreading out too much messing with the shape of the cookies.

The next day the girls started to decorate cookies but left with their dad for a fun day out on the town. So I was left to, um, “decorate”.  I can do this, I can do this, I can do… who am I kidding? I mixed up some simple royal icing and just used a fork to drizzle over the cookies. The rest of the cookies, I dipped the tops for one solid color.  As a whole, it looks intentional. Almost kind of modern and chic. Almost like that was my original design plan.

Salaam Designs Ramadan Cookies

Ramadan cookies 1

We later packaged up the cookies and distributed them to our favorite local friends.

Zellij Cookie bag

Needless to say, I love the cookie cutters. I love all cookie cutters.  Even though I already previously own the coveted moon, I’m grateful for a double! I also own numerous stars, but love Salaam Design’s star because it’s more rounded with softer edges. The lantern is pretty much my absolute favorite.

Salaam Designs isn’t just about cookie cutters. They offer an awesome array of Ramadan and Eid decorations, specifically holiday lights, wooden word blocks, and gorgeous lanterns.

But wait, there’s more…

Call now and we’ll double to offer!

Just kidding.  It’s late and infomercials have taken over the TV.

Cookie cutters are not just for making super adorable cookies. Check out this post I wrote about 10 Fun and Useful Tips and Tricks for Using Cookie Cutters. I put my own advice to use and made salt dough ornaments!

Salaam Designs Ornaments

Eid Salt Dough Ornaments

And of course, my favorite use of cookie cutters outside of actual cookie making:

Ramadan Star and Moon cake

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43 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Salaam Designs

  1. Javeria says:

    oh this is sooo perfect. Thanks for ideas on how to use it too :)

  2. Hina khan says:

    Its beautiful! Cant wait to win it ;) Insha Allah.

  3. Faria S says:

    These are such great additions to the kitchen. Would love to add them!

  4. Maryam Sami says:

    Asa, i love all of them esp the Masjid one! Subhan Allah, so cute!

  5. Shannen says:

    I love this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  6. Mimi says:

    I love the mosque with the crescent–so unique!

  7. sakina says:

    Oh we would love to win these!

  8. Aida says:

    I live in Germany and have never seen anything eid or ramadan-specific when it comes to decorating, partys etc., so I’m thrilled that next to Muslim lifestyle blogs there seem to be more and more Muslim-y lifestyle products. My favourite cookie cutter is the mosque, as it’s the “muslimiest” of them all.

  9. Sumiya says:

    Love the masjid cookie cutter!

  10. Nashiah says:

    My favorite is the masjid one:)

  11. Saira Siddiqui says:

    Love it!

  12. Saba says:

    Masha Allah, they are all cute but I like the masjid and lantern shapes.

  13. Eva says:

    I love the masjid cookie cutter because it’s unique! :)

  14. Sakina Towery says:

    So cute! MashaAllah. I completely love how you show alternative ways to use them. You are so creative! :)

  15. I’m in love with these! I’m sure Sara and Malik would love them as well!

  16. Nora says:

    I love these! ! The masjid is definitely my favorite!! Its so hard to come across cute cookie cutters you can use for Eid and Ramadan.. I’m super excited about these!!

  17. Fakhera says:

    These are great! The mosque is my fav

  18. NK says:

    I am digging the Masjid cutter…..wonder if we can persuade them to make more designs, I have a whole pile of design ideas I would love to share with them! :)

  19. Hena says:

    I’ve been looking for cookie cutters like these forever!! The masjid shape is definitely my fav! And your decorating skills are a lot better than mine! They look so pretty:)))

  20. Amina says:

    What a fun way to celebrate Ramadan and Eid! Love the lantern one! My kids would love these designs.

  21. Amali Elabed says:

    These are really fun!!! Im so thankful to witness more and more Ramadan and Eid based decor out there!!

  22. Susan says:

    Love the little packages you made mashAllah! great job Amnah! love reading your stuff =)

  23. Fadwa says:

    Love this!

  24. Fadwa says:

    My fav is the moon :)

  25. Fatema says:

    I love the lantern.

  26. Saadia says:

    Oh I am loving the idea of making ornaments with them.Would totally love to win and make some for next Eid..In Sha Allah.

  27. Ahhh, that little masjid cookie cutter is too cute! Definitely my fav :)

  28. Ruba says:

    I like the star and moon- its a classic! :)

  29. Eman says:

    The fanoos would be so fun to decorate!

  30. Madiha says:

    I’m really loving the masjid cookie cutter. You can customize the colors and designs on it in sooo many ways so it also gives you lots of opportunity for creativity.

  31. Sama says:

    ❥ all the cookie cutters!

  32. Omee says:

    love all cookie cutters :)

  33. Yusra says:

    How fun! My son will love this!

  34. Nura says:

    The cookie cutter set is so cute, I know my kids will absolutely love them!

  35. Halima says:

    After the heart, my favorite shape is a crescent moon!!!

  36. ivana says:

    You are so creative mA

  37. Iram says:

    da moon is my fav:D

  38. shazia Saleem says:

    lantern one!!

  39. rema shuman says:

    I still havent found a moon cookie cutter!!!

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  41. LOVE your ideas! I’m absolutely obsessed with cookie cutters now. So creative article.

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