Cookie Cutter Pancakes

IMG_7332This is just a fun way to make your pancakes on Christmas morning! It takes a little extra time but the kids love it,  and let’s be honest, so do the adults! Not only are they fun shapes but they are easy to grab, dip and eat. I also have a great PANCAKE BATTER recipe for you to try this out with as well!

So you start out with spraying your METAL cookie cutters with cooking spray and putting them right on the hot skillet. Make sure your batter is pretty thin, that way it will spread easily in the cookie cutter.

When it’s bubbly and ready to flip, turn the whole cookie cutter over (make sure you have a glove or use a glove or tongs to flip it so you don’t burn your hands…speaking from experience here)!

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Then gently press the pancake down with a butter knife, keeping it close to the edges so you don’t break the pancake into bits (again, speaking from experience).IMG_7339

Remove the cookie cutter and let it finish cooking right on the griddle. Remove  like a normal pancake! They look so cute!!!

IMG_7340 IMG_7344Or you can always just simply cut out your normal pancakes with cookie cutters. It may be a bit quicker, but there’s a little more waste, so take your pick. If you are like me you either eat all the scraps anyway, or your dog eats them for you. We don’t waste much in our house!!!

 

 

 

 

Pancake Batter (can be used as waffle batter as well)

by: Mandy B. (from a church cookbook)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour (pictured above is me using 3 cups white flour, so that works too!)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 to 5 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

Mix dry ingredients together. Put in wet ingredients and stir. Add more milk if needed to get the right consistency.

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