If you have a drawer full of metal cookie cutters, don’t save them exclusively for holiday baking. There are a number of unique and creative ways to use metal cookie cutters all year round, and although they’re useful in a number of culinary ways, their uses extend far beyond the kitchen. If you’re looking for creative way to use metal cookie cutters, give these ideas a try. Surprise your family and friends with interesting creations made with your unique collection of cookie cutters.
If your kids aren’t thrilled with sandwiches, give them something that will definitely spark their interest in ordinary bread and healthy fillings. Instead of giving them the usual square sandwiches, provide an occasional treat by cutting their sandwiches with fun cookie cutter shapes. Your child that used to balk at a sandwich for lunch will love a sandwich shaped like their favorite cookie cutter shape, and adults who are finicky won’t mind eating the outer edges.
Sandwiches cut into fun and interesting shapes aren’t only for kids. They make fantastic finger foods for parties and special get-togethers. Use metal cookie cutters to cut bread into themed shapes for fancy sandwiches to help celebrate any event. Fill them with chicken salad, tuna salad, or any other spreads you prefer. Dark bread can be spread with a mixture of cream cheese and cucumber for delicious sandwiches that make wonderful appetizers or a light and tasty meal for any occasion.
You don’t need pancake forms with handles to make creatively shaped pancakes. It’s easy to make pancakes of various shapes using metal cookie cutters. Simply grease and preheat a pan, and with greased cookie cutters in place, slowly fill them with pancake batter. Once the batter is set, carefully lift the cookie cutters, and flip the pancakes to brown the other sides. Adults and kids alike love these pancakes made with fun and interesting shapes. You can even add chocolate chips, colored sprinkles, or berries to create eyes and edible decorations.
Cake Decorating Stencils
Anyone can make a cake that looks professionally decorated with the help of metal cookie cutters. After baking a cake, allow it to cool completely. Next, make light impressions on the cake with metal cookie cutters of your choice. Use the impressions as stencils to create professional looking designs for a very impressive cake. With creativity, imagination, and the help of metal cookie cutters, cake decorating options are endless.
Cheese for a Party
Cubes of cheese are always a nice addition to an appetizer platter, but slices of hard cheese cut with metal cookie cutters are much more fun and festive. Choose small metal cookie cutters to match the occasion, and cut out slices of cheese that will be as interesting and appealing as they are delicious. They’re perfect for any occasion that calls for appetizers or snacks.
Pancakes are the only foods that can be shaped with the help of metal cookie cutters. Next time you make fried eggs, make them heart-shaped, flower-shaped, or any shapes you desire with the help of metal cookie cutters. Spray the cookie cutters and the pan with cooking spray, and after the skillet has preheated add the eggs. As the eggs become firm place a lid on the pan to complete the cooking process to the desired doneness. Sunflower shapes are especially great to use when making fried eggs.
Unique Gift Tag Stencils
Those in need of gift tags can use metal cookie cutters as stencils, and kids as well as adults can enjoy making them for all types of gifts. All you need are metal cookie cutters of your choice, cardstock, scissors, and art supplies such as colored pencils, pens, glitter, a hole punch, narrow ribbon, and glue. Optional supplies are seed beads, tiny buttons, sequins, and puff paint.
Trace metal cookie cutters on cardstock, and cut out the shapes. Decorate the shapes as desired with the abovementioned supplies, punch a hole in the top, and attach the tags to gifts. With the help of metal cookie cutters and a few art supplies you’ll never have to buy gift tags again!