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Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 26: Even More Cookie Cutter Ideas & Links Found On-The-Web


Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 26: 

 Even More Cookie Cutter Ideas & Links Found On-The-Web

This is the next-to-the-last post I have planned for my series “Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore”.  I hope you have enjoyed this series.  The last (?) post will be a wrap-up summarizing all the posts.  So if you missed any of the posts you’ll be able to catch up and not miss out on any of the really great crafts and ideas!  And I’ll let you know how the e-book idea works out!

Here are some more ideas and links to tutorials on using cookie cutters as a crafting material I’d like to share with you.  The tutorial links I have given are not the only links I found on the web, just in my humble opinion the best.  I’d love for you to share your favorite tutorial with me.

Please visit these blogs and join me in thanking these bloggers for sharing their crafts and ideas!  

I’ve also have started pinning each of the ideas I find on my Pinterest Boards.  I have two on “Cookie Cutter Crafting” currently, 100 Plus Ways To Use Cookie Cutters and “My Cookie & Cookie Cutter Crafts.   I’d love for you to follow these boards.   If you’d like to be a contributor to the 100 Plus Ways board send me an e-mail expressing your interest and include your e-mail address.  I will add you and you can add to the collection of ideas.   I’d really LOVE for this to become the “go to site” for unique cookie cutter uses.

P.S.: Here’s a great post on the history of cookie cutters by Karen’s Cookies tracing their roots going back over 2000 years. Fascinating!

Melba

Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas & Links to Blogs

Let me say one word about these blogs,”Wow!”.  There are several ideas I found on these sites that are new to me – sun art, floating candles, bird feeders!   I don’t intend to do tutorials on them right now but there are a few I am dying to try so keep an eye out for them on buggalcrafts sometime in the future (and I said it WAS almost the end of the series!  Did you really believe me?).

I have includes a brief description of each craft idea.  Please visit the links provided for details on the craft project or idea.

Bird Feeder Cookies: Create these cute bird seed ornaments to hang in the trees to feed the birds.

Clay Candle Holder: To make a clay candle holder, roll out a layer of air-dry clay and then cut four or five clay shapes using the same cutter. Layer them on top of each other, wetting each layer before adding another. Using a mini circle cutter, lemon juicer, etc. that is a little larger than the diameter of the candle you plan on using, cut the center out of the clay (leave the bottom layer intact). Check the fit with the candle being aware that the clay will shrink some as it dries. Allow your candle holder to dry and then is ready to paint as desired and use. And as a bonus, here’s a link to another cute cookie cutter clay idea.

Cookie Cutter Stamping: Make cookie cutter stamps from styrofoam and use the stamps to decorate solid color gift bags and wrap.

Cookie Cutter Soaps: Mix together 1 cup of soap flakes, a few drops of food coloring and 2 tbsp. of hot water. Press the mixture inside the cookie cutters and allow the cakes of soap to dry and harden for several days before popping out of the molds and using.

Cookie Cutter Honeycomb Candles: Make candles from honeycomb wax sheets and cookie cutters that can stand upright.

Cookie Cutter Floating Candles: Make floating candles from wax purchased wax or recycled from to-small-to-burn candles. Melt the wax following package directions (add color and scent if desired). Pour a thin layer of melted wax on a heavy plastic plate. Allow the wax set just slightly and then place the cutter in the wax. This will make a “mold” that will prevent the remaining wax from seeping under the cutter. Add the wick to the center of the cutter and pour the wax till it almost fills the cutter. Allow to harden completely then push the candle out of the cookie cutter “mold”. An alternative is to pour a layer of melted wax on an aluminum wrapped jelly roll pan. Allow to harden slightly then cut shapes with the cutter. Add a wick to the top of the candle and pour a layer of wax over the wick.

Cookie Cutter Stacked Shape Candles: Cut and stack cookie cutter shapes out of a slab of warm wax to make these unusual candles.

Collection of Cookie Cutter Ideas & Swaps:  Visit Craftster for some more great ideas about using cookie cutters. Simply search for “cookie cutters” and find craft projects, swaps and more!

Cookie Cutter Crayons: Use old, broken crayons to make big, cookie cutter shaped crayons for your kids. Make solid color or multi-colored crayons!

Cookie Cutter Crafts: This is a very nice post describing some cookie cutter crafts from kid’s crafts (like magnets) to items from the home (like the wax catcher below).

Cookie Cutter Candle Wax Catcher:   Check out this tutorial on making candle wax catchers.  To make it a “Cookie Cutter Craft, simply cut the clay with a mini cutter.   Roll out air drying clay with a rolling pin (or use an unopened soda can for an impromptu rolling pin) until the clay is about 1 inch thick and perfectly flat. Use mini cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the clay. Place a taper candle in the center of each shape and cut around the bottom of the candle using a sharp knife or use a ½ inch round cookie cutter to cut out a circle. Once the clay has hardened, slip the clay shape on a taper candle until it stops for a simple AND useful homespun embellishment.

Cookie Cutter Decorating, Not Your Typical: Here are some inexpensive suggestions that aren’t just “cookie cutter decorating”! There are some great ways to display your vintage or favorite cookie cutters. I found these ideas on several sites but this link is to my favorite site.

  • Plate Rail Display: Display your favorite cutters on plate rail molding. Hang a single piece or stack them to make cookie cutter “shelves”. Use small nails if needed to keep the cutters in place.
  • Cookie Cutter Border: Display your cutters by mounting them in the place of a wallpaper border.   Mount single cutters every four to six inches   around your kitchen walls.  Another way to make a decorative cookie cutter border is to string cutters together with torn fabric strips making a garland. Another alternative is to stamp or stencil a cookie cutter border using the cutters themselves or  stamps made from potatoes or sponges. Still yet another way to create a cookie cutter border is to decoupage cookie cutter die cuts around the room. Some examples: Stamp animal cookie cutter shapes around a child’s room.  Tie hearts and star cutters together to make a county border for your kitchen.  Share your ideas in a comment.
  • Cabinet knobs: Replace the current knobs on your kitchen cabinets with outline cutters.
  • Curtain Tie-Backs: For a primitive effect slip a cookie cutter onto each curtain tie back. Or make your own tie back by tying a cutter to raffia or ribbon and tie the curtain back.  How about mounting a cutter on a plain metal hook type tie back?
  • Window Decorations: Suspend several in each window from a thin strand of wire or ribbon.
  • Cookie Cutter Wall Display: Tie a torn fabric strip on each cutter as a bow and mount them directly to the wall with straight pins in a pleasing pattern.
  • Cookie Cutter Counter Display: Fill a gallon size jug with your favorite or vintage cookie cutters. Mix copper, colorful plastic, and metal for visual impact. Or use a quart size jar to display tart molds. Use a round tart mold in the place of the flat lid. Secure with a Mason jar ring.
  • Window Shade or Blinds Pulls: Use mini cutters as a pull tag on a window shade or blinds. This also works for a light or fan pull.
  • Curtain Rod Finales: Glue cookie cutters on the end of curtain rods.
  • Cookie Cutter Candle Centerpiece: Place a cookie cutter on a pretty plate, set a colored votive candle in the middle of the cutter. Scatter decorative accents like fresh or dried floral materials, clay “cookies”, buttons, beads, or pebbles around the cutter. Take care to not use flammable materials if votive will be lit.
  • House Plant Pokes: Glue onto short dowels to make plant pokes for a cute country kitchen accent.  Or how about dressing up a plant for a new mother gift by using mini baby related cutters?
  • Wallpaper Cookie Cutter Die Cuts: Use a cookie cutter to cut wallpaper shapes for home decor. Decoupage these on wooden canisters, candles or other decorative accents.
  • Curtain Weights: Sew mini cookie cutters along the edge or hem of a kitchen curtain to help it hang straight as well as adding a decorative accent.
  • Cookie Cutter Chandelier: Spray paint and glitter cookie cutters. Tie to ribbons and hang from the ceiling, chandelier or light fixture, etc. to create holiday atmosphere.

Cookie Plate: When giving a plate of cookies during the holiday season, or anytime!, add a finishing touch to make the gift truly unique. Attach a seasonal cutter (or two) along with a recipe card so the recipient can make more of your cookies any time they like. To make a decorative, disposable plate simply punch holes around the edge of a paper or foam plate. Then thread ribbon or trim through the holes and tie in the ends in a bow.

Garden Stakes: Make these cute stakes to mark your garden rows or dress up your flower beds.

Holiday Wreath: Make a delightful “Sweet Treat” Holiday Wreath for your kitchen door with cookie cutters and baking items. Tie on miniature or regular size baking utensils such as a whisk, wooden spoon, measuring cups & spoons, etc. Add candy canes and cinnamon sticks and then finish it off with a gingham bow. This wreath can serve as a “gift bag” when presenting baking supplies to a favorite niece or friend. Tie on the cutters (copper ones are especially nice) and other items with raffia or ribbon so they can be easily removed. Add a few cut-out decorated cookies wrapped in cellophane and a copy of the family recipe as a special finishing touch.

Miscellaneous Uses: Here are a few other uses I found around the net.

  • Use as a pattern to cut non-slip shapes for bathtub grips.
  • To hold small items for organization place several large outline cookie cutters in a drawer.  Glue in place if needed.

Martha Stewart’s Cookie Cutter Ornaments: Cookie cutters make great ornaments for your Christmas tree or wreath. They also work equally well for other seasons such as Valentine’s Day. Click here for the tutorial of the ornaments I made.

More Than Cookies; 8 Easy Cookie-Cutter Crafts: Here are eight more crafts with cookie cutters.

Round Cookies Without a Cutter: Don’t have a round cutter in the size you need?  This is a great tutorial on making uniformly round cookies without a cookie cutter.

Sewing & Needlework: There are tons of craft projects using cookie cutters as templates. Here are a few.

  • Use cookie cutters to trace patterns for embroidery or other stitchery work.
  • Use a cookie cutter as a template to create fabric shapes and attach them to sewing projects with iron-on fusible webbing. Stitch around the shapes with contrasting thread if desired. Make denim patches for jeans, shapes for quilt blocks, shapes for appliqué projects and more!
  • Use a cutter as a stencil with fabric paint on a t-shirt or tennis shoes.

Sugar Craft Cake Catalogue: This on-line catalogue also features some great ideas of “things to do” with cookie cutters. Plus they have some great baking items for sale!

Ten Crafts To Make With Cookie Cutters: This wonderful blogger gives ten great non-food uses for cookie cutters.

Tips on Using a Cookie Cutter: These are some great tips on how to use a cookie cutter on this blog including a really great idea for making cookie shaped bird feeders.

Tips on How to Cut Perfect Cookies: Some really great tips on using a cookie cutter! You will find tips on choosing a cutter and how thick to roll the dough using size of the cutter as a measure. Click here for an earlier post in the series with tips my mother, grandmother and great-aunt taught me when I learned to make cut-out cookies.

Zoo Trip: This is a great post with tips for making a zoo trip more memorable from food to crafts. This would be a great birthday party idea or even a school field trip for young children.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed this post and the “Cookie Cutter” series.  If you have any questions or if something is not clear, please let me know so that I can make any improvements needed.   

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.

Thanks again.

buggalcrafts a.k.a. melba

Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 16: Crafting With Food or Cookie Cutters as Food Shapers


Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 16:  Crafting With Food or Cookie Cutters as Food Shapers

Cookie dough and paper are not all you can cut with cookie cutters!  They also are great to make decorative shapes from food. 

I was going to do a photo tutorial on using cutters as food shapers, but when I went on-line to see what I could see I found so many great tutorials that I decided to give you the links instead.  Take a look at some of the sites – you will never look at a melon slice the same way again!!!

There are so many different ways you can use shaped food that I cannot have possibly thought of found a reference to of all of them.  I’d love to hear any ways you have used shaped food.  And if you have photos e-mail them to me at buggal1989@yahoo.com and I will add them to this post and give you credit.

So go ahead – - – Play with your food! 

 

Materials

  • Food that can be cut into slices

Also Needed

  • Mini or small cookie cutters
  • Cutting board
  • Plate
  • Sharp knife

 

Instructions

  1. Assemble materials.  Choose food that can be cut into about 1 inch thick slices.  Select a mini or small cutter that will fit on a slice of the food to be shaped.  For example a cake slice will accommodate a larger cutter than a slice of melon.  Wash your hands thoroughly before handling food.
  2. Cut the food to be shaped into about one inch thick slices.  Fondant will be rolled out thinner.
  3. Lay the food slice flat on a plate or CLEAN cutting board. Carefully place the mini cutter on the slice to maximize the number of shapes that can be obtained from each slice.
  4. Press down and cut out shape. Remove cutter and the carefully lift and place on a plate.
  5. Once all the food has been cut arrange the shapes on a platter or in a bowl.

 

Additional Notes

  • Save the scraps of food to be used in another manner.  For example, if cutting out cheese shapes keep the cheese scraps to use as cheese crumbles on top of a salad or in a cheese ball and fruit scraps can be used to make frozen drinks or in a fruit salad the next day.
 

Shaped Foods

Below are some links I have found on using cookie cutters to shape food.  They tips range from using the cutter to make decorative accent pieces to using the cutter as a mold.  There is something for all skill levels.

Biscuits:  Use a floured cookie cutter to cut biscuits or rolls in cool shapes.  Make special shapes for holiday & event suppers:  hearts for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, shamrocks for St. Pat’s, etc.

Breakfast Sandwiches:  Mold ground sausage into a simple roundish shape (ex: flower) and cook as usual.  Cut biscuits with the same cutter and bake.  Cook an egg in the cutter.  Cut a slice of cheese in the same shape.  When all parts are ready, assemble sandwiches for a special breakfast treat!

Cake & Other Dessert Shapes:  Use cutters to cut any food that can be made in a jelly pan or cut into slabs – - – brownies, cake, ice cream, etc.  Use as a mold and pack with Rice Krispie treats (wet your hands first).

  • Serve cake in a way you may have never served it before – in shapes!  I can just see pound cake stars on top of cake scraps layered with strawberries and blueberries and then topped with whipped cream. How red, white & blue can you be?
  • Use cutters to cut out dough other than cookie dough:  scones, doughnut dough. puff pastry and tiny tarts or pies.
  • http://www.ehow.com/how_7724487_use-cookie-cutters-cake.html

Cake Stencil, Reverse:  Use the cutter to make a reverse stencil.  Example:  place the cutter in the middle of a cheesecake then spread fruit filling around the cutter.  Carefully remove the cutter and leave a cookie cutter shape in the center of the cheesecake.  Place mini stars randomly around the cheesecake and then spread blueberry and cherry pie filling around the cutters either in stripes or an outer ring of cherry, then center of blueberry.  Then fill in the cutters with whipped cream, chill pie in the freezer for 30 minutes, and then carefully remove the cutters.

Cake Stencil:  While this idea is not cutting a shape from food, but is using a cutter to make a shape on top of food, I have included it in this category anyway.  Want a unique cake topper FAST?  Simply put an outline cookie cutter on top of the cake and sprinkle colored sugar, cake glitter, or sprinkles directly into the inside of the cutter.  You can also pipe in more frosting in a contrasting color into the shape. Mini cutters can be used for cupcake stencils.  Place mini cutters on top of cupcakes for décor and a favor. Or use a cutter to dust a plain cake with powdered sugar to create a lacy design instead of frosting.  A snowflake done this way is beautiful.

Cake Topper:  Trace a large cookie cutter on a sheet of very heavy cardstock (glue 2 sheets together or glue scrapbook paper to the cardstock) and add a large tab to the bottom of the shape.  Cut the shape out and then use markers, paints, etc. to decorate it (do not decorate tab).   Then insert the tab into the center of a frosted cake.  Use mini cutters to create cupcake toppers.  Either use the method above or make and decorate two shapes (one the reverse of the first) and glue the shapes together with a mini food skewer sandwiched between the shapes.  After the pick dries, insert into the cupcake.  You can use this method to make a set of picks depicting a scene (example:  pilgrims, Native American, pumpkin, turkey, etc.) for a cake topper.

Candy & Cake Molds:  For both candy & cake start by making a mold with a cutter (mini – candy, regular – cake) and aluminum foil (Wrap the bottom of a metal outline cookie cutter with aluminum foil, leaving top open.). Use mini cutters as molds hard candies.  Then fill the mold with ground up hard candies (Life Savers, root beer barrels, etc.) or cake batter and bake. Pop treats out of the mold when cool.  Insert a sucker straw into the mini cake to make a cookie cutter cake pop.  Also use mini cutter to cut out and make shaped petite fours out of cake batter baked in a jelly roll pan.

Chocolate Cutouts: Spread melted chocolate on wax paper.   When the chocolate is slightly set, cut shapes using cookie cutters. Let set up completely and then remove chocolate shapes to be used to embellish desserts.

Cookie Cutter Cut Brownies: Bake and then cut brownies in cookie cutter shapes or use the cutter to bake the brownies in – make a “mold”, spray the sides and bottom of the mold with vegetable spray, add a little more flour to the recipe, then pour and bake.

Cool Whip:  Spread Cool Whip in a thick, even layer on a cookie sheet with sides or jelly roll pan.  Freeze.  Remove from freezer right before serving and cut shapes with a small or mini cookie cutter.  Place on top of a mug of hot cocoa and serve.  The shape can also be used as a decorative accent for cold pies.  Add  the shape IMMEDIATELY before serving (like cherry cheesecake).

Egg-tastic Breakfast: Simple to do and delicious to eat!

  • Butter a piece of bread on both sides and lay flat on a plate.
  • Then use your child’s favorite cookie cutter shape (or a shape to fit the season) and cut the center of the bread out.
  • Place the bread outline in a hot, buttered skillet and give it a few seconds head start.
  • Then crack an egg INTO the outline of the bread – the egg will spread out to fill the open shape (if your child does not like their egg with a runny center “pop” the yolk and hard fry it or scramble the egg before pouring it in the middle of the bread).
  • Once the egg has cooked and the bread “toasted”, flip it over and let it cook & toast on the second side.
  • Then toast the shape you cut out of the bread.
  • Add it to the plate with some fruit slices cut with a coordinating shape and get ready for egg-tastic reviews!

Photo !: Make a CAKE TOPPER in a seasonal shape or make smaller ones as FOOD LABEL PICKS to let people know what's in the dip, etc. or to tell them the name of the the dish for a themed meal. Example" "Salty Sailors" (mixed nuts), "Ship's Timbers" (carrot sticks & pickles),, etc.

Food Label Picks:  Cut two cookie cutters shapes (one reverse to the other) from scrapbook paper glued to cardstock.  Then glue the two shapes together with a bamboo skewer (cut to the needed length) sandwiched between them.  Decorate the pick and the insert into a large piece of food (for example: Label a cheese platter with the type of cheese by inserting the pick into a large hunk of cheese.  Surround this with cubed cheese and crackers.).

Photo 2: Cut shapes from rolled out fondant to decorate cakes or cupcakes. Layer shapes to create a 3D effect..

Fondant: Finding unique shapes in edible sugar decorations that top cupcakes or cakes in stores can be hard and if you need them say by “tomorrow” – it can be impossible!  The ever useful mini cookie cutter to the rescue!  Instead of fruitlessly searching for the perfect cake topper to go with your theme, turn instead to the craft and baking aisles of almost any department store  (even scour your own kitchen for cutters) to find pre-made fondant and a mini cookie cutter.

  • You can tint white fondant any shade using paste food coloring and fondant even comes pre-tinted in a variety pack in several color schemes (primary, pastel, earth tones, etc.).
  • Simply roll out a thin layer of fondant and then using cookie cutter shapes that fit the occasion cut out fondant shapes.
  • You can even create layers for a 3D effect; just slightly dampen the back of the shape so that it sticks to the larger piece of fondant.
  • Use an imprint cutter to make fondant shapes with imprints.
  • Apply a thin layer of cake glitter to dampened fondant to give the cut outs a little extra sparkle.
  • http://www.ehow.com/how_5852187_cut-fondant-shapes.html

Food Mold:  Cookie cutters can be used to mold almost any food that can be molded – - – hamburgers, ground sausage, cheese “ball”, cream cheese (hot pepper jelly “dip”), butter, custard, sticky rice, ice, etc.  Pack food to be molded into a cookie cutter, chill and then pop food out of the mold.

Fruit & Veggies:  Cut fruit & veggies into cool shapes for great decorative accent to salads, drinks, and garnishes. Start out with thin slices of fruit or veggie that can be sliced into “slabs” and your favorite mini cookie cutters. Then just cut and serve!  Think of almost white honeydew melon stars in a red, white & blue fruit salad or yellow, green & red bell pepper or cucumber flowers in green & other salads.   Potatoes can be cut into shapes and then fried for unique French fries.  Make frozen fruit pops – cut out larger shapes from watermelon or other fruits then place on a stick and freeze for a cool summer treat. I’ve posted some cool fruit and veggie “cookie cutter” foods on my Pinterest board.  Take a look!   Here are links to a really great site that has tons of ideas for carving watermelons using cookie cutters to make fruit shapes.

Fruit Flower Bouquet:  Fill the bottom of a new, small clay flower pot with decorative rocks.  Place a piece of Styrofoam that reaches the top of the pot on top of the rocks. Fit parsley over the Styrofoam and secure with a “U” pin to resemble grass.  Cut fruit (kiwi, watermelon, apples, bananas, cantaloupe, etc.) into 3/4 inch thick slices. Then cut with mini flower-shaped, doughnut hole cutters (for centers of the flowers) and leaf-shaped cookie cutters.  You can also use mini ladybugs, bees, etc.  Insert skewers into the Styrofoam. Thread the fruit on bamboo skewers layering the fruit to create flowers. Add bees or ladybugs as accents.

Fudge Filled Cutters: Make fudge or white chocolate filled cookie cutters as gifts, place cards, party favors and more.  Tightly wrap the bottom of metal outline cookie cutters with aluminum foil and place on a cookie sheet.  Pour fudge or white chocolate mixture into the cutter and allow it to harden.  Decorate the top with sprinkles, crushed peppermints, etc. before it completely hardens.  If using as a place card pipe cookie icing on the top of the cooled shape.  Place in a clear cellophane bag and tie with ribbon that coordinates with your event/the season.  Attach a hang tag (can use the hang tag as the place card).

JELL-O Jigglers:  Make JELL-O Jigglers per the recipe on the box in a jelly roll pan and then cut out shapes using mini cookie cutters.  Eat as is or use them as accents on top of the whipped cream on a JELL-O dessert..

Meat & Cheese Appetizers:  Have the deli in your favorite grocery store cut pepperoni, hard salami, other hard meats and your favorite kinds of cheese into one inch thick slabs. At home use an assortment of cookie cutters to cut out shapes that fit the reason for your party (for example; hearts, clubs, diamonds & spades for a card party) and arrange on a tray. Serve with crackers.  Cut mini shapes of meat and cheese for a fantastic chef’s salad.  Cut sliced cheese with a cutter for a hamburger or sandwich!  Save the scraps to use in cheese balls (how about using a cutter to shape it?), crumble on top of salads, to use in cheese biscuits, etc.

Mini Pizzas:  Use large simple cookie cutters to cut pizza dough into decorative shapes.  Then prepare per the recipe.  These can be a seasonal shape for a holiday party or in just about any shape for an everyday pizza treat!.

Pancakes, Waffles & Toast:  How cute would heart shaped pancakes or toast be for Valentine’s Day?  Don’t have a pancake mold on hand?  Just cut the ALREADY COOKED PANCAKES OR WAFFLES OR TOAST into heart (or whatever!) shapes with cookie cutters (use your largest cutter that will fit on the pancake/etc.). You can also use a metal outline cutter to make shaped pancakes.  To prevent sticking, spray the edges and inside of the cookie with a non-stick vegetable cooking spray. Place it flat on a hot griddle. Pour the pancake batter into the cutter.  Do not remove the cutter until the pancake batter is set (but not completely cooked). Lift off the cutter and flip the pancake. For added fun, tint the pancake batter with food coloring paste.  Top pancakes with fresh sliced & sugared strawberries and whipped cream. Use fruit to fit the occasion, example: blueberries & strawberries for Fourth of July pancakes. Make your kids extra-special pancakes for their birthday, Christmas, or just because.

Pies & Pie Crust Cut-out or Accents:  Use your mini, mini cutters to cut shapes from the top crust of a pie for cute cut-outs or cut shapes from leftover pieces and then attach to the top of the crust with a little water for a raised pattern on top of your pie.

Sandwiches:  Everybody loves small sandwiches at a party (my favorite is chicken salad!), so why not make yours extra special?  Make your sandwiches as usual and then use a sharp cookie cutter (metal are sharper than plastic) to cut out shaped sandwiches. You can get one to four mini or one large shaped sandwich from each sandwich, depending on the size of the cutter.  For tuna or chicken salad (other) sandwiches cut the bread first and then make the sandwich. Don’t reserve this idea for parties only – - – cut your child’s favorite sandwich into their favorite shape to make an everyday lunch special.  I have some sandwich cutters that cut two medium sized shapes from a sandwich with very little waste.  Dollar General and Wal-mart have these.  They work great on sandwiches and toast.  I love them.  “Reverse it up” by using these sandwich cutters to cut out pairs of cookies!

Tortilla Chips:  Make homemade tortilla chips in cookie cutter shapes for that special party touch!  Preheat your oven to 350º F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Using 3″ to 4″ cookie cutters cut flour tortillas into shapes. Lightly spray the tortilla shapes with cooking spray. Place on baking sheets and sprinkle with salt to taste.  Bake the shapes for 5 – 7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

Please take a moment to leave a COMMENT & RATE this project. I LOVE, LOVE. LOVE comments!

Thanks again!

buggalcrafts

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