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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Many uses of cookie cutters

The first weekend in December is always known as cookie cutter week. It is a great time to get out those cookie cutters that you have collected just waiting for a good time to use them. It is also a great time to go buy a new cookie cutter or two. The best thing of all to do this week is to bake up some cookies using the cutters and make a few memories.

The National Cookie Cutter Week was started in the mid 1990s by Paula Mullins from Kentucky. She wanted to bring attention to her cookie cutter collector's club. A cookie cutter is a tool used to cut out cookie dough in a particular shape. There are few variations to cookie cutters. The cutout cookie cutters are made of copper, tin, stainless steel, aluminum or plastic. These cutters are the simplest cooki cutter and are simply used to "cut out" the shape in dough.

Cookie cutters that are made out of copper, tin or plastic and are not only used to cut out the dough but to also imprint details. The imprint will last on the dough through baking.

Cookie molds are special cookie cutters made out of wood, ceramic or plastic. Cookie molds can be traced back to the 14th century.

Cookie press can be automated or hand operated. The press is used to make large batches of cookies quickly.

Cookie Cutters can be used for more than just cookies. Cookie cutters can be used to cut and shape tea sandwiches and more :

  • Any dessert firm enough to hold shape can be cut with cookie cutters. Fudge, rice krispies treats, and brownies are all great to cut into fun shapes. 
  • Cookie cutters can be great at breakfast time for omelets or pancakes. Metal cookie cutters will need to be used here. 
  • Mini cookie cutters are great to help decorate a pie. Put designs on the top crust of pie making it really fun
  • cookies and cakes often run together and when it comes to decorating it works well. Cookie cutters can be used to make impressions in a cake's frosting or make a stencil for sprinkling colored  sugar or sprinkles. Tiny cookie cutters are great for fondant 
  • summer time can be even more fun when you fill cookie cutters with softened ice cream and refreeze til hard. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of cookies or cakes and create ice cream sandwiches. 
  • Use cookie cutters to dress up appetizers, pasta, pizza, potato salad or any meal. Cheese, meats, veggies can all be cut out using cookie cutters and displayed on a tray. Another fun idea is to cut pepperoni into shapes to place on pizza. 
What is your favorite cookie cutter shape?? Other than cookies what do you like to do with your cookie cutters

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  1. Excellent post! I actually like to use my cookie cutters for bread, having fun shaped sandwiches is cute! Right now, I'm loving anything heart shaped since Valentine season is upon us!

  2. Great post! I actually like to use my cookie cutters for bread, having fun shaped sandwiches are cute! I love anything heart shaped since Valentine season is near..

  3. My kids love making cookies with cutters. I have a collection that includes most holidays.

  4. Oooh, I had never thought of so many use! then you can do so many interesting and original foods and meals! I should try to make a pie!

  5. That press looks handy! That can really up production.

  6. This is a wonderful post. I never thought to much about the uses for them. I usually just use them for cookies myself.

  7. Love baking with the kids using this. So fun! Love decorating foods, desserts using these cute pieces <3

  8. I don't have cookie cutters at home, and these ideas are very cool. Maybe when I got interest on baking soon.

  9. I like all the cutters and I think that will make my daughter eat. She always go for shapes and colors . Thank you for sharing.

  10. I was thinking of getting cookie cutters too but refrain after thinking that I am not into baking.

  11. Never thought to use them to cut sandwiches as well, I bet that would be great for the young fussy eater.


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