Use a clean tuna can as a biscuit cutter. Just cut the bottom out and discard. Make sure any rough edges are flat with a pair of pliers. You can also use this as a large cookie cutter.
By duckie-do from Cortez, CO
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This will certainly do in a pinch. When I was a young homemaker just starting out, I used every money-saving trick in the book. Another one - I used to use an empty wine bottle for a rolling pin. Worked great! Ah, those were the days!
Why not just buy a biscuit cutter and you'll have it all your life? Put it on your Christmas list and someone can get it for you. I have a lovely stainless cutter that I have had for 15 years and still counting.
Washing out the can is optional right? Mmmm tuna biscuits! ;)
Great tip, will try next time I make biscuits.
By Clynn Altemus08/17/2010
It will work even better if you cut the top out, making sure the sides are smooth. Then, using a can opener, put 3 or 4 air holes in the bottom. The can will not get crushed or out of shape, and the air holes will release the biscuits or cookies much easier.
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If you are in need of a cookie or biscuit cutter, simply take an empty soup (canned goods) can and open it with a can opener on both ends. This works perfectly the same as a cutter and saves you from buying one of those fancy cutters that are made from the same thing.
Note: Check both ends of can to be sure it can be opened on both ends as some cans are rounded on the ends.
By sbb1 from Umm al Quain, UAE
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