February 26, 2010

Favorite Thing Friday: Tin Can Cookie Cutters

This week's favorite thing(s) are my can cookie/biscuit cutters. The first time I made cut-out biscuits I didn't have a biscuit cutter to make them, but I did have cans. I think it was a green bean can. So I cut the bottom off of it with a can opener and used that instead. I then saved a pineapple can, a pinto beans can, and a tomato paste can. So now I have cutters that are 4", 3 1/2", 2 3/4" and 2". 

I think they are the best cutters I have ever used. I like how long they are so I can get a good grip on them. And my favorite part is that I didn't pay a thing for them (well, I guess I did. But I got food with them!). It's like buying a whole chicken, eating the meat, then using the bones for stock. Using everything and getting your money's worth. I don't think I ever want "real" cookie cutters. I like my down-home versions just fine. :)


Farm Girl said...

That is a super cute idea and Wow, I think it would be awesome to have cutters that could cut out rolls and things like that. :)
Sorry, every time I try and write out something about "biscuits" it sounds obscene. :)

Anonymous said...

And if you need a star shape, you could probably hammer and crimp the edges of the cans! It's the perfect invention!

Meg said...

Actually, in the first Tightwad Gazette they say to use a tuna fish can ('cuz it's shorter and easier to bend) and bend it to the shape you want with needle nose pliers - which I thought was ingenious!

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