Creative Christmas Cookies Using Halloween Cutters
Despite it being in the high eighties around here temperature-wise, there is no denying it’s Christmas time once again. I have been cranking out cookies all week!
No matter what the weather, you might recognize the arrival of Christmas in another way…your rapidly declining bank balance!
So, for fun, I thought I’d show you a few ways I re-purposed cutters to make them into Christmas cookies and save some DOUGH… no pun intended =)
Can you guess what cutters I used to make these?
You’ll never guess…
Neat trick, huh! *I’m MAGIC!*
With a little imagination ol’ Frankie becomes a nutcracker, a tombstone morphs into a gift tag, “BOO” turns into *avoiding saying this in a way that will encourage snickering* HO, HO, HO, the bat…holly, a pumpkin…Santa, and my spider web…a wreath (it would also make a great snowflake, BTW).
To make these cookies, cut out your shapes, trim them just a little before baking, and voilà,
New cookies from your tired old Halloween cutters!
I also came up with these little guys. They are my favorite!?
Same simple concept…
Do a little trimming and piecing like I taught you when we made candy cane cookies…
and you’ll have the cutest little elf cookies ever…
*Cuteness deserves a close-up*
Enjoy, and make today your day to “THINK OUTSIDE THE CUTTER”!
These are so fun! So creative.
Love the use of different cutters. You are a master of that!
Cute. I'm stealing one of these ideas.
This is FABULOUS!!! I NEVER think of other uses for my cutters…..and those elves…O.M.G! serious cuteness!!!
I love your ideas Callye! You already have my mind going for next year!
You are so creative! I am just amazed at what you come up with. I wish I had a 10th of your creativity!
Brilliant, Callye..just brilliant!!!!!!!!
Amazing! You are so clever and make the most gorgeous cookies i have ever seen!
Aaawwwweeesssooommmmeeee! Your cookie mind is always churnin'! It's hard to believe how well you come up with such greatness! I have to learn how to "repurpose" cutters….but with your help I can't wait to get started. Callye, you're my cookie hero!
You are just brilliant! Love love love the "little ones"
Pure GENIUS, once again!!!
LOVE those little elves!!
Oh my gosh! I LOVE THESE!! Thanks for sharing!
My favorite are the "little ones"!!!
You are too, too clever!!! I LOVE those ELVES!!!
You are so creative I'm speechless!!! It's very useful for me that don't have access to sooo many cutters since this "cookie thing" is just starting here. Thanks so much for the ideas!!!
Love from Argentina =)
I LOVE it when you do posts like this…..your mind is in another dimension…and I mean that in a positive way!!
I look at cookie cutters differently now that you started these posts. The other day I searched high and low on the internet for a BIG triangle tree. I wanted it very modern. Could not find one. So I thought "WWSD" (what would Sugarbelle do??) and I looked in my drawer, got out the "pennant" cookie cutter, cut off the bottom and cut out a small rectangle for the trunk. I was so proud! Love reading your blog every morning!
Thninkig like that shows an expert at work
Way to think outside the cutter! Brilliant! 🙂
You are so creative! Love it 🙂 wonderful job as always.
Brilliant!! I have to start doing that… I'm just too "square"… xx
The elves are absolutely out of this world!!!! Thank you for sharing this!!!
Your cookies are just out of this world! I would never have thought to use those cookie cutters for Christmas! I know you are probably busy making more cookies, but I posted an award for you over on my blog 🙂
Oh my, you're at it again!! Great post, and I love all of the cookies, especially the elves!! And yes, you are "magic"!!
amazing! the elves are so cute!
Beautiful, and SUPER creative ideas, Callye! My brain just isn't wired that way, YET! I'm too "literal"…
Those elves are just too dang cute! It's given me a GREAT idea! I think you'll like it 😉
yes, its simply creative…. I was wondering how many cutters you have…. its wonderful…
thanks for the guidance.
omg…I totally just now made that connection with those christmas cookies…I read your title.hmm…creative cutting…and then looked closer and then said to myself…"My God Man!! Those are HALLOWEEN cutters!!"
Your a genius! Cookie DIVA! 🙂
I love these! So much fun. It totally took me a minute to get the Halloween shapes hidden in those. They look like perfect (and I do mean perfect) Christmas cookies.
If only my mind thought like that!
It does! Call it desperation!
The elf is genius!
How ingenious and creative!! Callye, you are amazing!!!
Boy, You have a creative eye, Callye! Saves money and space too for the cutters to do double duty:) I LOVE the elf; he's darling!
These are so awesome! Really clever ideas! I try to repurpose my cutters, but I'm really bad at thinking of ideas…
Wow, yet another post that you have totally amazed me. You are a genius to come up with all these creative ways to repurpose cookie cutters…a real cost saver! Those little elves are my favorites, thanks again for sharing your talent, what an inspiration!
How have I not found you until now! These cookies are absolutely adorable! I saw a link to your site through Debbie's awards and I'm so glad I came over to check you out 🙂
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing! You always out-do yourself! I love how original these are!
You are so smart!!
Oh my heck. You are amazing. I love that you transformed your halloween cookies into Christmas ones. Seriously. I bow to your amazing baking skills.
Gran imaginación,eres única!!un abrazo esther
Just yesterday I found your site and truly enjoy your ideas. Question: for the "HO" christmas cookie, what type of icing did you use? Glaze or RI? Also, what did you use to write the H and the O?
You are so creative! I love the elves!
Un saludo 🙂
Wow! That is brilliant!
Oh wow, I just love these ideas! I was looking to try some cookies for Christmas and didn’t want to have to spend a bundle on cutters. I have most of these Halloween ones already. This is just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!
This is my absolute favorite post!!! I just adore those little elves!!! Callye you are so remarkably creative and just the “guru” of thinking outside the cookie cutter!!!
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these are sooooo cute. I could not even imagine trying to attempt these!!!! Do you use royal icing? does it taste good?
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Oh my goodness! You are amazing!!! I think of cookies all day everyday lately, you inspire me!! thank you for posting!