Cookie cutters are the best thing to have in your kitchen. You don’t need to carve anything manually just to get that desired shape; sometimes you’ll waste all the food because you can’t achieve your desires! But these tiny little tools are not just for cookies, you can use them for virtually anything!
Want to know how? Check out these amazing cookie cutter hacks and find out how you can become a creative monster by using these kitchen productivity tools!
Want to say something in a creative way? Make some letter and number shaped brownies! These little brownies are perfect for any occasion: if you want it as a giveaway for your child’s birthday, if you want to be romantic to your SO, or if you just want to say something without having to speak at all!
2Floating Star Candles
This cookie cutter hack is easy to do, but it requires technical knowledge on candle making, or else you’ll end up burning yourself with melted wax. The secret is you need to use beeswax instead of ordinary candle or soy wax because it has a lower melting point. You can use these wax for anything: whether you want to give these as a gift, or if you need to have a little bit of romantic time with your loved one on the bath tub.
Perhaps you have wasted several pumpkins last Halloween because the carving you’ve done doesn’t end up as you wanted it. Worry no more: you can use your cookie cutters as a carving tool for your pumpkins and make your Halloween as spooky as ever! Things get a little bit tricky because you cannot simply get a mallet and punch your design easily; it would simply destroy that delicate pumpkin.
Trying to be romantic this Valentine’s Day? Want to give something special and something handmade for your SO? Try to consider these conversation heart cakes as a gift. These little heart-shaped cakes are simply perfect: you can either buy heart-shaped cakes or do it at home for a more personal feel (you can also use cookie cutters for the perfect heart-shaped cake!), add some letters to form your desired word and voila! You now have your special cake gift!
5Shaped Cucumber Slices
Vegetable dishes are delicious, but sometimes they are simply boring. You don’t need to go to the restaurant to eat mouth-watering veggie dish: you can simply use your cookie cutters to create designs for your veggies! Cucumbers are perfect for shaping because they have a soft core unlike other veggies. Instead of cutting the outsides to create your design, simply put your cookie cutter on top of the thinly-chopped cucumber to have your desired shape. Try it on other veggies too, just use your imagination and create a deliciously-tasting and gorgeously-looking veggie dish now!
6Heart-Shaped Pepperoni Pizzas
Pizzas tend to be boring sometimes: it’s the same large circular shape (sometimes square) all the time. Why not make pizzas with different shapes? Kids would certainly love these shaped pizzas, you can even decorate it with shaped pepperoni on top! You just need to make your desired shape on the dough using a large cookie cutter mold, put your sauce and desired toppings (pepperonis need to be shaped first before putting them on top) then bake it. You can also get your kids to help you doing this for a more fun time in the kitchen.
7Roasted Heart-Shaped Potatoes
No more boring French Fries! These little heart-shaped potatoes are not just deliciously-looking; they’re simply delicious and healthy! Instead of making the same old French Fries from an entire bag of potatoes, use your cookie cutter to create bite-size heart-shaped potatoes! Kids would certainly love them! For a healthier approach, bake them instead of frying, or add some herbs and spices for a more tasteful one.
8Hearts in an Apple Sandwich
We’re not talking about heart-shaped apples here. You can use your heart-shaped cookie cutter mold to remove cores from apples and create delicious apple sandwiches with the remaining good parts! Just thinly slice your apples, remove cores using your desired shape (we’re using hearts here), and put some peanut butter (or any desired sandwich filling you like) for flavor. You can even teach your kids on how to make one.
Kids love pancakes, and they would love them even more when it’s uniquely shaped! Use your cookie cutters as pancake molds! Use different shapes and sizes to create your fantastic pancakes: you can even have a fun time in the kitchen with your kids if you want them to help you in doing these.
10Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats
Want to have something for the kids this Christmas? Give them something unique and tasty: rice krispies maybe the answer you need. You can use your Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter to create a Christmas inspired design. Add some red candies or a combination of red and green M&Ms for that perfect Christmas tree rice krispies!
11Star Wars Inspired Cookies
This one is probably one of the best cookie cutter hacks you can do, and it needs a lot of your imagination. If you’re a “Star Wars” fan, you’ll love these cookies even more! Imagine if you can really “eat” that Storm Trooper, Yoda, even R2D2! You can use simple cookie cutters and create your own design! Freely use your imagination on this project; you’ll surely love the results!
12Brûléed Mini Cheesecakes
These mini cheesecakes are perfect for bite size servings – especially for the kids! These cute cheesecakes are sweet, tender, and moist; kids would love to have these as snacks in school or at home. You can use any shape you want; any cheesecake flavor is okay too. It’s also easy to do; it’s like making cupcakes but smaller in size.
Kids love popsicles especially on a hot summer day. What if, you turn these basic popsicles into special shaped popsicles! You can even let the children help you pick out the designs they want, or even choose a different color and flavor! Just let them cool first before serving!
Want to make your gifts special? Make your own gift wrapper designs by using potatoes! Use your cookie cutter to create your desired pattern, use paint or ink and print your design on a plain gift wrapper! You can even use magazine or white paper to make your design stand out! You can use any design you want, as long as you can make it on a potato.
Kids wouldn’t eat something delicious unless they really look delicious, and one way of making foods delicious is by creating foods that are cute and tasty. Grab that cookie cutter and create these special goldfish shaped crackers! These are bite sized and kids would certainly love the cute shape and its small size!
Want some breakfast that your SO and the entire family would really love? Show them some love by feeding them heart shaped eggs! This cute sandwich is really cute and tasty, perfect for family breakfast or breakfast in bed for your SO. Add some bacon on the sides if you want, or you can even make an omelet instead of a sunny side up.
17Bread Cut-outs/Fairy Bread
Turn your boring loaf bread into a work of art that you can eat! Get that cookie cutter and some candy sprinkles ready, unleash your kitchen magic and create your own fairy bread! You can use different cookie cutter shapes to create your unique designs. If you want it, you can even ask help from your kids and teach them how they can create their own fairy bread!
18Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder
We all have pets at home, whether dogs or cats or any other animals. You certainly love your pets, don’t you? Why not show some love for the creatures that are free on the outdoors like birds? This super easy cookie cutter hack is so simple; you’ll notice a sudden growth in bird population on your yard! Hang it on a tree and watch the birds flock on your gift. They’ll simply love it.
19Family Tree Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Perhaps you’ve got a lot of old family pictures and they are shelved somewhere; maybe in a photo album or just in an old box. Turn these old photos into a work of art! Grab that cookie cutter and create designs for your Christmas tree using your old pictures. This would create a really memorable Christmas tree and would definitely turn heads: there would be a lot of fun for everyone this Christmas when they saw their old images on these pictures!
20Dog Cookie Treats
Dogs love treats! Instead of spending money whenever you need to feed them, why not make them instead! You can use your creativity in making treats for your canine friends. Use your cookie cutters to create cute shapes for your dog treats; they would love eating those cute “bones” if you give it to them. Just a reminder: these are dog treats, although they look delicious, don’t eat them! It’s for the dogs!
21Conversation Heart Krispies
Rice krispies are easy to make, but creating shapes out of it is a bit tricky. That’s why you’ll need cookie cutters to create an easy, shaped rice krispies. And to create an even cuter one, make it heart shaped and put on some colored candy melts. Once dry, you can still use candy melts of contrasting color or use a food marker instead. You can give these as a gift or as treats for the kids.
22Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments
Christmas perhaps is the only thing that will come to your mind when you see peppermint candy canes. Why not make peppermint candies in different shapes? You can use the ever-reliable cookie cutter when creating these peppermint candies. You can literally use any different mold shape you want; let your imagination run wild in creating your designs.
23Heart-Shaped Pin Cushion
Do you love sewing? You will love this creative cookie cutter hack because it involves a favorite sewing tool: pin cushions! This pillow like pin cushions are one of the most important sewing tools because it can hold a ton of pins and needles and prevents losing any single one of them. You can make pin cushions with different shapes, but the most popular one is the heart shaped.
24Play Dough Activity Molds
Kids love playing, and one of their favorite toy is play dough. Want to teach children on how they can be creative? Give them cookie cutters and make shapes using play dough! Plastic cookie cutters are also perfect for child’s play, they can do literally anything with some cookie cutter molds, and you may even guide them on how to create something by using basic shapes! Just a reminder: always watch your kids while playing, they might eat play dough!
25Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Mittens
Do you and your kids love French toasts? Want to make these breakfast favorites a little bit different? Use cookie cutters to create a uniquely shaped French toast: turn them into mittens! Kids would certainly wonder how did you do it but you can spill the secrets later or if you want, you can let them join you in the kitchen by helping you make their own! They might be surprised that they can now eat mittens: French toast mittens that is.
People use candles for special occasions, and one way of making these occasions special is by having a uniquely shaped candle to commemorate that special day. But specially shaped candles are far more expensive than regularly shaped ones: why buy if you can make them? You can use your cookie cutters to make special candles with different shapes! Creativity is the key in creating these kinds of candles: just make sure you’ll follow directions or else your candles won’t stay as hard as you wanted it!
27Pine Cone Fire Starters
Want to try something unique? Turn some ordinary (and sometimes useless) pine cones into elegant homemade fire starters! These pine cones are perfect as fire starters, you may use some used candle wax and recycle them instead of throwing them away. Use your cookie cutters to create your base and add the pine cones on top. It’s a little bit tricky and you might do some “trial and error” at first but you’ll eventually make a perfect one later.
We all love having a breath of fresh air anywhere we go. Perhaps you might have bought a ton of air fresheners for your entire home. Did you know you can make one? You can use cookie cutters for your unique design: whether you want a tree, a bird, or anything! You can also use a bigger pattern for easy hanging, perfect for your cars, at your room, or anywhere you want to hang it.
Kids love jellies, and one way of making their jellies more fun to eat is by creating them with different designs! You can use your cookie cutters to create better jello; perfect for any occasion or just for fun at home. You can even learn from your kids what designs they want to have or create. You can even teach them how to do it, or spell some words that you want to create using jellos.
Let’s do a basic one: cookie cutters are designed for cookies, so let’s make cookies – unique cookies to be exact. These heart-shaped cookies transform into an even greater heart-shaped necklace made out of cookies! If you want something out of the ordinary, create this instead. Just a warning: this necklace is edible! Kids would certainly love these cute cookie necklaces, it won’t even last an hour when you serve it!
31Baby Shower Gender Reveal Cookies
Kids love cute foods, and by cute it must look and taste cute too. One way of making kid’s foods cute is by cutting them into shapes. Kids love s’mores; these cute little grahams with sweet cores are perfect for kids, and to make kids love s’mores even more is by cutting shapes in the center. Cut the middle of the mini graham crackers using your mini cookie cutters and add melted candy in the middle. They’ll surely love s’mores even more.