Cookie Cutters Have So Many Incredible Uses- Did You Know All These?!

As I was looking up some fun ideas I could use for Valentine's Day, I stumbled across so many clever ways to use a cookie cutter besides cutting a cookie! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share some of these creative ideas. But these could really be used year round depending on what cookie cutters you have! (And after reading about some of these ideas, I think I may just need to invest in a few different shapes!)

Extra fun pancakes. I have done this before with my kids- and they loved it! Pancakes are so fun anyway- but make them into fun little shapes? I was pretty much a superhero in their eyes;) .


Creatively shaped eggs! This probably works best if you like sunny side up eggs, but make them in a creative shape by cracking your egg into one. So cute (but obviously don't use plastic!)

Pizza shapes. We're probably all familiar with heart-shaped pizzas we can order around Valentine's Day- but why not make your own? You can even cut the pepperonis into hearts for an extra loving pizza;).

Ultimate dessert cutter. Cut rice krispies, brownies, or even cheesecake into fun shapes instead of your typical boring squares and triangles.

Tea party sandwiches . My mother-in-law loves having little tea parties with her granddaughters, and one of their favorite things to do is cute PB&J sandwiches into fun little shapes. But you could do this with any sandwich! You could even cut cheese quesadillas into fun shapes! The possibilities are endless.


Make vegetables more tempting. If your kids (or spouse;) ) are picky eaters, see if they have a harder time saying no to a star shaped cucumber over a regular boring slice. Cute food is much more fun to eat;). This can apply to fruit too! (Think apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, etc).

Clever tortilla chips. If you're into making your own tortilla chips, use cookie cutters to create all kinds of fun and unique chip shapes!

Fancy appetizers. Make any meat and cheese platter look super fancy by cutting all the cheeses and meats into different shapes!

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Napkin holders. If you run out of time or if napkin origami isn't your thing, you can still have a decorative place setting by simply pulling napkins through cookie cutters- simple yet darling!

Jell-O just got more fun. Help your Jell-O jigglers get into fun shapes! Place the cookie cutters on a plate or cookie sheet and use them as molds!


Ultimate cake decorator. If decorating with frosting isn't really your thing, cut letters and cute shapes out of Airheads to decorate your next cake! I seriously love this idea!! You can also use a cookie cutter as a stencil for sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, etc. Cake decorating has never been easier!

Actual stencils. Rather than spend money at the craft store, use your cookie cutters as outlines when you need to trace creative shapes for scrapbooking or whatever project you've got going on!

Candle former. Make cute little tea lights in all kinds of fun shapes with your favorite candle recipe!

I don't know about you, but I want to go pull out my cookie cutters right now and start making everything into little shapes;). What clever ideas would you add to this list? Have you tried any of the above? Share in the comments below!

Sources:
  •   http://recipesjust4u.com/40-creative-ways-use-cookie-cutters/
  •   http://www.viralnova.com/cookie-cutter-hacks/
  •   http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/47-unexpected-things-to-do-with-cookie-cutters#.imANROpdr
  •   http://ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com/cookie-cutter-stencils-for-sprinkles/2013/02/18/
  •   http://thegardeningcook.com/cookie-cutter-eggs/

    Camille Hoffmann
    Weekly Newsletter Contributor since 2014
    Email the author! camille@dvo.com


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