The Versatility of Cookie Cutters

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There are so many things you can do with cookie cutters.  Or so Pinterest taught me.  I was super excited when Megan from The Frugalista Diaries told me about buying them from Sur La Table.  I love that store, but can never rationalize spending a huge amount of money on their awesome kitchen goods.  BUT their cookie cutters are $1 a piece.  So I went and loaded up.  I even got a dreidel and star of David  for an annual Hanukkah party I attend. They have them for year round events with a large selection for Christmas.

Then I tried to do everything I saw on Pinterest.  I’m not very good at being crafty.  So instead of sharing pictures of my untalented work, most of these will be links to the original inspiration posts along with the problems I ran into.

This one’s actually mine!

Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies  Not going to lie.  We got the dough at the store.  But we made the frosting from scratch.  Delish.

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments  These were super easy!  And fun to paint.  We’ll be giving them as gifts to family members.  My only complaint?  Every time I make salt dough anything, it’s never dry after the allotted amount of time.  Far from it.  We made salt dough hand prints for Father’s Day.  They weren’t completely dry until October.  These were a little thinner, so they were completely dry after 48 hours.  But that’s still a lot longer than what the original blogger instructs.  I don’t  know what I’m doing wrong.

I can’t find the link to the original on this one.
Supposedly it comes from this blog.

Gingerbread Reindeer How genius is this?  Use your gingerbread man cookie cutter, then turn it upside down and decorate to turn into a reindeer.  We actually have a reindeer cookie cutter, but after baking it looks nothing like the original shape.  So this was fun.  My decorating skills just didn’t allow them to turn out quite as cute.  But we tried!  And that’s where all the fun is.

Cookie Cutter Nightlight

Cookie Cutter Nightlight Whoa.  What an upcycle.  We totally didn’t do this.  But will be keeping it in mind when they inevitably get too used to use anymore.

These mini pancake makers were originally
from Williams Sonoma.  I can’t find them;
maybe they’re discontinued.

Festive-Shaped Pancakes  We tried this one with our normal cookie cutters, but the batter slipped out underneath and stuck to the cookie cutters hardcore.  Torn and spilled snowflakes and Christmas trees.  Sad face.  If you have more skill than me, I’m sure you could make it work.

What creative ways have you used cookie cutters this season?

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10 thoughts on “The Versatility of Cookie Cutters

  1. canadianbudgetbinder

    Never thought to make pancakes with cookie cutters.. interesting. I have heard of making Christmas Tree decorations but I’ve never done it. Infact the only cutter I have is would be to make biscuits. Great post..shared it on Facebook! MR.CBB

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  2. Liquid

    I love those gingerbread reindeer, they look so innocent but I want to just gobble them up *om nom nom* ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ I don’t make cookies, but I tried this vegan lime shortbread cookie my friend made once. I think she used star shaped cookie cutters :0)

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  3. Rebecca Parsons

    My daughter planned a baby shower and didn’t have the bib cookie cutter. So she cut off the head, parts of the arms and legs to make a onsie. I lol ed but it worked.

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