12 New Ways to Repurpose Cookie Cutter Shapes
You can repurpose your tried-and-true cookie cutters to bake something completely different. Here's how!
Watermelon Made With a Moon Cutter
Patti Paige, the author of You Can’t Judge a Cookie by Its Cutter and creator of Baked Ideas, transforms a crescent moon cutter into a slice of watermelon using a fresh color palette. The summer-themed cookie even looks like it’s been nibbled on.
Bumblebees Made With a Heart Cutter
Terri of Fresh Cut Flours put her Valentine’s heart-shaped cookie cutter to good use by reimagining it as a tiny bumblebee. After baking the plain heart cutouts, use icing to turn the rounded edge of the heart into fluttering wings.
Roses Made With an Acorn Cutter
Fall-themed cutters can be turned into different objects as the weather changes. Clough’D 9 Cookies flipped an acorn-shaped cutter upside-down to make a rose. Turn the acorn cap into the rose’s stem and leaves, decorating the acorn’s body as the petals.
Farm Animals Made With a Tulip Cutter
Elizabeth of The Circle Bake Shop had an idea when she saw her spring tulip cookie cutters. Decorating the tulip’s petals as a head and ears, she made the flower cutters into friendly farm animals.
Elf Dresses Made With a Butterfly Cutter
While finishing up her holiday baking, Sarah of Klickitat Street decided to flip a butterfly-shaped cookie cutter upside-down to make a festive elf “belly.” She used icing to turn the butterfly’s antennae into curly elf shoes, the large wings into the skirt and the smaller wings into the top of a dress.
Nurses Made With a Skull Cutter
Skull cookies don’t have to be scary! Callye of Sweet Sugarbelle transformed her skull-shaped cutouts into friendly nurses’ heads. The skull cutter can be flipped so that the jaw and mouth become nurse hats, and the large portion of the skull becomes the nurse’s face.
Ghosts Made With a Christmas Bell Cutter
Holly and Gabe of Baked to Measure are certainly not afraid of ghosts—and these adorable ghost Halloween cookies are no exception. The bakers remade a Christmas bell as a cheerful ghost, keeping the same shape of the original cutter but decorating it with icing for a festive face-lift.
Snowman as Dream Catcher
Move over, Frosty! When Holly of The Doughmestic Housewife was all done with her snowman-shaped cookie cutter, she turned it on its head to resemble a whimsical dream catcher. Use multiple colored accents and a white icing background for a nice touch.
Easter Cutters as Hungry Hippos
Egg-shaped and carrot-shaped cookie cutters are perfect for Easter, but they don’t have to be stashed away once the holiday is over. Giselle of Baking in Heels combined her egg and carrot shapes to create a classic Hungry, Hungry Hippos head, using the “egg” as the mouth and the “carrot” as the face.