Breakfast just got more fun with this playful idea for making eggs. If you are like me, you will have a whole host of cookie cutters that you rarely use. Put them to a creative use by making cookie cutter eggs.
Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun, though. These cookie cutter eggs will get a healthy and filling meal on the table and put a smile on every face.
I love whimsical food hacks. They make life easier, more efficient and in todays hack – more fun, as well. This cooking hack uses cookie cutters in a new and creative way.
Be sure to check out this post for more ideas for using cookie cutters.Turn normal metal cookie cutters into festive egg molds with this fun project. All you need are metal cookie cutters, some Gorilla glue, metal tubing and corks. Click To Tweet
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Get creative with Cookie Cutter Eggs
Kids love a breakfast that is fun to eat. If your children don’t particularly like eggs they might even be tempted to chow down on them when they are made into fun shapes.
Any shape of cookie cutter will work. The one pictured here is a flower but you could let your imagination go wild. The key is to make sure the sides of the cookie cutter are tall and the shapes are roundish or oval. Too much detail won’t work well.
Imagine the smile that an egg on a plate shaped like a flower or a star shape would bring? Use your festive shapes too for any holiday breakfast treat.
DIY Egg Molds
There are special egg rings for sale which are coated and designed to withstand the heat needed to make eggs. They have cork handles to make them easy to handle.
If you don’t have the purchased egg makers, you can make your own! Use any medium sized metal cookie cutter and attach handles to them.
To make the egg molds, some Gorilla glue and piece of metal tube gets attached to the cutter. The egg molds are finished off with a recycled cork for the top. This project turns your cookie cutters into fun egg makers.
Use the project card below for directions to make the egg molds.
Using the cookie cutter egg molds
Heat your pan and add a bit of oil so the eggs won’t stick. Place the cookie cutter in the pan.
When the oil is hot, drop an egg into the center of the cutter. Be sure to do this very slowly. This allows the egg to start cooking in the center of the mold and keeps it from oozing out the sides.
The shape of the cookie cutter will form around the egg white and it will end up on the plate in the same shape as the cutter. This idea works best if you like your eggs sunny side up, of course!
Other ideas for cookie cutter egg molds
When the holidays roll around, these fun egg shapes will be the hit of any special breakfast. Here are some fun ideas:
- Heart shaped eggs for Valentine’s Day
- Easter bunny eggs for Easter
- Shamrock shaped eggs for St. Patrick’s Day
- Firecracker shaped eggs for the 4th of July
- Jack O lantern or ghost eggs for Halloween
- Turkey or gingerbread man eggs for Thanksgiving
- Santa, or snowman eggs for Christmas
If you don’t want to make the egg molds yourself, Amazon has the finished egg rings in both flower and star shaped egg rings.
There are also silicone egg molds in many different whimsical shapes for sale, as well.
Pin these cookie cutter eggs for later
Would you like a reminder of this post for using cookie cutters to make eggs? Just pin this photo to one of your breakfast boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.
Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in June of 2013. I have updated the post to add new photos, and a printable project card as well as more suggestions for making cookie cutter eggs for the holidays.
- 6 stainless steel cookie cutters with shapes
- Glorilla Glue
- 6 Wine corks
- 6 pieces of stainless steel tubes about 6 mm in diameter
- Metal snips
To make the egg molds
- Cut the metal tube into 3 inch pieces with the metal snips.
- Push the tube end through a cork and hot glue in place.
- Use the gorilla glue to attach the metal tubes to the side of the cookie cutters.
To make the cookie cutter eggs
- Heat a frying pan and add a bit of oil so the eggs won't stick.
- Place the cookie cutter egg mold in the pan.
- When the oil is hot, drop an egg into the center of the cutter. Be sure to do this very slowly. This allows the egg to start cooking in the center of the mold and keeps it from oozing out the sides.
- The shape of the cookie cutter will form around the egg white and it will end up on the plate in the same shape as the cutter. This idea works best if you like your eggs sunny side up, of course!
Go festive for the holidays by using cookie cutters with fun holiday shapes.
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