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Creative Uses for Cookie Cutters

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Cookie cutters can be used for more than just making cookies. Their variety of shapes and sturdy construction make them perfect for use with other foods and many types of craft projects. This is a guide about creative uses for cookie cutters.


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August 15, 20057 found this helpful

Here's a way to display my cookie cutters. Some are gifts, some are ones I bought, some are my mom's, and some are my grandmother's. I can't tell you what wonderful memories they all hold for me, as I can remember why I bought or received every one. I get lots of compliments on them, too!

By Margie

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January 14, 20082 found this helpful

If you're crazy for cookie cutters, you probably have a drawerful of all shapes and sizes just begging to be put to use. Here are some ways to have fun with your stash, without rolling out the dough.


In The Kitchen:

For The Holidays:

Around The House:

By Claire B from Phoenix, AZ

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March 14, 2011

While preparing dinner last night, I decided on something different in the presentation of the meal. I took slices of Kraft cheese and using a frog cookie cutter, I cut the cheese and placed one frog on each plate.

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February 24, 2011

Place cookie cutters on top of frosted cakes or cupcakes then pour candy sprinkles or colored sugar inside the shapes. Remove the cookie cutters and you have a nice decoration.

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February 6, 2012

When my children were home, we were on a pretty tight budget. I would save the white foam meat trays and use the cookie cutters to cut designs in the meat trays.

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June 28, 2006

Make paper characters - either ink bottoms with magic marker or ink pad. Then apply to paper or paperboard the character outline. Then decorate to your taste.


From there you have got yourself a movable figure or a refrigerator magnet and whatever else you may come up with. . .

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May 23, 20061 found this helpful

Use your cookie cutters for something other than making cookies. Small cookies cutters can be used to press shapes (heart shaped for instance) out of carrots, cucumber coins, apple slices and any other vegetable that can be sliced thinly or flatly.

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January 22, 20050 found this helpful

Use cookie cutters for mobile designs and then create a mobile or use them in kids play doh. My son loves them to draw also - you draw the outside shape.

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December 20, 20040 found this helpful

Seasonal cookie cutters make great festive napkin rings and can be a little party favor, too. Just add a bright bit of ribbon or raffia.

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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

If you are as bad as I am at decorating cookies, try using a cookie cutter as a "stencil". Choose a glass/cup/mug that is wider across than your holiday shaped cookie cutter. Use the glass to cut your dough into circular cookies. Once baked and cooled, place your holiday cookie cutter on top of the cookie and put icing inside the cutter.


When it firms up, lift the cookie cutter off and your cookie will be decorated perfectly.

By Amy Lyn from Colorado


Use Cookie Cutters as Decorating Stencils

I have used them for drawing on sweatshirts for painting too. Great idea! (11/10/2008)

By Karen Lawson

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