I have some awesome cookie cutters that I use quite frequently for my kids. I cut their sandwiches, toast, or tortillas into delightful shapes. The ordinary food somehow transforms into something so much yummier when cut into a Valentine heart or a Christmas tree in the middle of the summer.
So, why not pancakes? Instead of just punching them out (which would have been faster!) I poured the batter directly in the cutters set in the pan. Much more fun! My daughter loved to watch them cook. I used the most delightful Pumpkin Pancake Mix I found at Trader Joes, but I’m sure any mix you find or make from scratch would work. I sprayed the cookie cutter as well as the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place the cookie cutter in the center of the pan, let it heat up a bit. When it was ready, I poured the batter directly into the cookie cutter. Glorious little pancake shapes were created. When the bottom is golden and the pancake is set, I removed the cutters with tongs, and flipped the pancakes over to brown the second side. Make sure the cutters have bold shapes, sit level and are a good quality metal. Have fun making shapely pancakes for the kids. Easter bunnies in October??? They’ll love it.