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Posted by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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When I think of cookie cutters, I immediate make a connection to my favorite time of year - Christmas. It's a family tradition in our house to make dozens and dozens of sugar cookies and give them out as gifts. As the weather warms up, I start to feel nostalgic for those winter months and wonder if there are other uses for these cookie cutters. A quick search on the Internet turned up some great ideas. Here are just a few:

Use flower shaped cookie cutters to make a delightful fruit salad. Use watermelons, honeydew, cantaloupe and more for a colorful spring treat.

Use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes out of a variety of cheeses. Serve with crackers and assorted veggies.

Use to make different shaped pancakes.

Use to mold fudge or candy into unique shapes.

Cut sandwiches into fun shapes.

Use for gelatin cut outs.

Make fun shapes out of your puffed rice cereal treats.

There are so many other uses that you can have some great fun all year round.

Moms, what other uses can you think of for your cookie cutters?

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Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM
Thanks for this! I always forget to use them for things besides the obvious cookies! My kids would love these ideas!
TerriC
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I have used them to do pancakes, cheese, fruits.  I also used them to make bell peppers into stars at Christmas time to go on my cream cheese Christmas tree.

brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 7:51 AM

 Thanks for the tips.

bergencounty
by Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM

cake stencil ...  All you have to do is place the cookie cutters on top of your cake and then pour on colored sugar or sprinkles. You can even pipe more frosting into the "stencil".

SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM

The only things we use ours for (besides cookies) is making dough ornaments or playing with play-doh. I really like the fruit salad idea, though!

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM

great ideas!

TigerofMu
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Fun!

dandylynes
by Sonnie on Apr. 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Great ideas!


meam4444
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I love cutting cheese into fun shapes!

lillucky8
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM
We use our cookie cutter set as stamps with finger paints
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