Other Uses For Cookie Cutters, Please Share Your Ideas!

Baking By andpotts Updated 12 Mar 2009 , 4:22pm by bobwonderbuns

andpotts Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:23am
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Hi all, I know there have been threads in the past, but the only ones I can get to come up in the search are dead links, so I was hoping everyone would share their ideas for how to otherwise use your cookie cutters other than their intended shapes, thanks a bunch.

I just ordered a ton of new cutters from Country Kitchen and I am so excited, I've got cookie fever!

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Susie53 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:28am
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Well, when my kids were younger, I would use them to cut their sandwiches...I guess you could call them designer sandwiches!

aggiechef Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:30am
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The only thing I can think of is one that goes along with all of the snow that some of the country is getting. You can change most 6 petal flowers and turn them into snowflakes. If I think of anything else, I'll post again.

andpotts Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:34am
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Susie53, oh yeah I definitely do that, my 1st grader loves it, but I was thinking more along the lines of using a heart cutter and making it a Santa face or a corset top, guess I didn't explain myself well icon_redface.gif

I just have trouble thinking outside of the box so I love having an arsenal of ideas, thanks!

Susie53 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:44am
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andpotts , yes I realized that after I had already posted...LOL
You clearly explained it well...sorry!

ailika Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:55am
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I use them to cut out fondant or gumpaste

Susie53 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 4:36am
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I just remembered an idea I saw here on Cake Central (I think)...you can use the 3 tiered wedding cake cookie cutter as stacked baby blocks. It makes a really cute cookie!

shiney Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 3:36pm
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I've used upside-down heart for jeans bottoms, used upside-down hot air balloon for santa face,

Busybear Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 4:09pm
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-luggage can also be used for a camera
-upside down gingerbread man can be a reindeer
-upside down basket is a scarecrow

I will keep on thinking and let you know!

aggiechef Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 4:10pm
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a 3-leaf clover can be made into 3 heart balloons for Valentine's Day.

Cookie45 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:38am
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Trim the nipple of a baby bottle and you have a Mason jar, a scalloped circle can become a whimsical lions head-put the face in the center of the cookie-a sort of triangular shaped face & then use 2 colors, yellow-gold and orange to make the mane hair all around. That's all i can think of off the top of my head

bakinccc Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:44am
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One of the most unique "cross-uses" I've seen for a cutter is using the 3-tier cake cutter for a cruise ship. Bottom layer is main part of boat, middle layer is second floor of ship and tip layer is the smoke stacks of the ship. I love that one.

I also think you can use the palm tree on July 4th as a firecracker exploding.

How about round christmas ornaments for balloons or bobbers.

Gingerbread men can be used for any character.

andpotts Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 2:05am
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Oh my gosh, you guys are awesome!! I can't wait to try some of these, thanks so much, keep 'em coming, this will be a great thread to reference for a lot of us!! I going to make sure to save all of these ideas to a word document this time thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

yellobutterfly Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 1:19pm
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what a neat thread!!

i know that hearts can be used for strawberries...that's all i can think of now

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 4:22pm
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Oh another great cookie thread!! Thanks for posting! icon_biggrin.gif

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