Gingerbread is often relegated to winter holidays and sugar cookie hearts are cut for Valentine’s day, but cookie-cutter recipes are fun and delicious any time of the year! Making cookie-cutter cookies presents a new sensory exploration in every step (plus a great opportunity to practice directions and sequencing for older kids) and you end up with cookies!
There are so many ways to play with cookie-cutter cookies because the shapes you can make are infinite. I think these cookies are perfect to pretend with because they’re already shapes like toys. So, when the cookies are done, set up a tea party with cookies as the guests. Make a cookie barnyard and sing Old McDonald’s Farm, create a safari with the Gingerbread Giraffe above.
Get creative, have fun and enjoy the nibbles along the way 🙂
Happy food play!