Re-thinking the Snowman Cutter
It’s been another wacky week of weather out in West Texas. We we went from almost summer to a huge snowstorm. We don’t often get snow, so it was pretty exciting. I decided to take advantage of this last little bit of cold and use it as an excuse to make one last round of snowmen.
Most of the time when I get creative with cutters I change them into something completely new. Not this time, though. Even though I used snowmen cutters to make snowmen, I completely changed them from the way they were intended to be used.
No fancy trimming or piecing here, though, just a little flip. For some reason, the facial view is more appealing to me than the full bodied version.
Anyway, since I spent two hours on Pinterest browsing travel gift ideas instead of packing for a trip, I have to make it snappy. So, here’s the short version. Pick any colors you like and use a #2 tip to outline and fill in alternating sections. Remember to allow drying time in between filling.
When the cookie is filled, let it dry overnight. Add a cute little face to the dry cookie. To simplify it even further, you can use black candy pearls for eyes rather than icing. Whatever works for you. I’ll show you a little trick to make it even easier in a couple of days. Let them dry and you’re done.
Pretty much the easiest snowmen cookies ever. So easy, it’s almost magic. Seriously. Take them over to you’re neighbor and I bet she will magically agree to watch your house for a few days.
As much as I would rather stay here and hang out on the Intenets, I’m off to pack like a responsible adult. But if you’re like me and would rather look at cookies than do chores, go visit my friend Georgeanne. She’s having a linky party all about SNOWMEN! Link up your snowman cookies and do not curse me after you spend two hours checking out everyone else’s. LOTS of fun cookies in one place!
Have a wonderful day, cookie friends!
So Cute! I love the fact that you used your creative (rebellious?) spirit to use a cutter for … what it was designed for, only not!
I love seeing how you use cutters in different ways, so inspiring.
Super cute!! Love how you redesigned the snowman!
Es espectacular la imaginacion que tienes. Feliz 2012
Such a cute and creative idea! They look great!
Only you could look at that cutter and see that!! I am always so amazed at the way you see things. You’re the most creative girl I know!!
On the snowman cookie cutter, right side up, I see another snowman. His arms can be the brim of a hat and the body his face. You’d have to smooth the head of the original snowman to make the top of the hat smooth. Did I do good? ha ha
A lot of work, probably. They are very nice :-).
Brilliant! I love this idea for the snowman cutter! These are absolutely adorable!
So cute! It’s really amazing how you see new shapes in these cutters. Who besides you would have thought to make a new snowman out of a snowman!
I can’t belive you just turn the image to have the face…you are so smart…!!!
You always amaze me with your ability to *turn* a cutter into a different cookie design. These are really cute. Safe travels Callye!
Way to use the internet to help people solve prsbelmo!
You are SO SMART!!!! I love this snowman!!!!
How adorable! Leave it to you to come up with new ways to decorate cookies with the same cookie cutter! Love this post !!
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So cute! I love that you flipped them around. I never think of cute things like that.
I love it when you make me talk out loud to my computer! You are so amazing Callye! I love how you SEE things different than intended. I never would have thought of this and it’s so stinkin cute! I’ve saved it in my “have to make” file. Love these! Thanks for the tutorial and the vision. Have a wonderful trip and be safe! I’ll be expecting my doorbell to ring as my friend comes to California (just wishing) 😉
Wow you really have an eye for those creative outlines! Major props, callye!
This is so fun! Love it!
Brilliant! You never cease to amaze me.
it has been fun to read yr post for a year plus… very inspired by yr creation….thanks
Love your ideas! I wish I’d made snowman cookies! These are adorable 🙂
Clever! Love it! The carrot noses are great since they look textured like real carrots! 😀
I just love these guys. I can’t wait to try them myself. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing ideas. 🙂
Mon Dieu ! As usuall you’re great !!!
Love you inspiration
How do you think of this stuff? I mean really, HOW??
You’d die if you knew what other shape that upside down snowman looks like to me! Sometimes its a curse.
There are terrific snowman cookies! I just love all the exciting colors you’ve used!
Wish I could think of these great decorating tips! You are seriously the sugar cookie queen!
You are so gifted at seeing things from another perspective. I can’t do it. I’m ashamed to admit, when I look at my cookie cutters, I see them for what they are. You are clearly the queen of creative. 🙂
What an incredibly creative and adorable cookie idea. Thanks for sharing.
These are so stinkin’ cute! Love, love, love! It’s quite cold here and we have a storm warning in effect – might actually get some snow in the lower elevations (it’s been mostly falling 3000 feet and up so far). Why not crank out some snowmen – after all winter only just officially started just before Christmas – might as well embrace the fun parts of winter! 😀
Very creative! Thinking outside of the box! Love it!
By the way, with all the cookies you bake and decorate, does your family even eat them any more? Just wondering if they are tired of the flavor (never tired of the ideas, I am sure!).
Heck no, LOL, I have to make the neighbors take them! Usually I can send them to the school the teachers are always happy to get them too!
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I’m always trying to think of creative ways to use my 101 piece kit. It seems like every time I go to bake a cookie not one of those 101 are sufficient. I am definitely going to do this for my cookies. Tanks for the tip.
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It astounds me how you can see shapes on cookie cutters not meant to be used for that. I’m A very “inside “the box kind of person and I can’t visualize like this. I think you should make a chart of all the ways you can use cutters. I’d pay for it:)
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