Bento Tutorial: Sandwich creations using cookie cutters

I love using cookie cutters to make sandwiches for our Bento Boxes. My 3rd grader is on this Nutella sandwhich kick and I am bored to tears. So I decided to pull out the cookie cutters and have some fun! It’s really simple! I purchased my cutters from William & Sonoma. They were on sale!! I think the quality is great. I’ve had them for a year and they still work beautifully. So here we go.
You will need: fresh and soft bread, a hard surface, cutting board and whatever you’re filling your sandwich with.
First: cutters

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Up close and personal!

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There is a knob with a spring that pushes the imprint of your cutter onto the bread.

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Now, I let the bread supply dictate the cutter I use. If I need to conserve bread then I use a cutter like the green or blue one because I can get two impressions from one slice with only crust left over. If my bread supply is balling out of control then I use Tow Mater or the red cutter cause I only get one impression per slice
I’m gonna show you both! Why, cause I’m generous like that!

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Get it on there right to the edge!

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Here’s the trick: Cut out your shape completely THEN press the plate down

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Good stuff!

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Press the button again and peel off your creation!

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That’s the top. Here’s the bottom. I don’t press the bottom. I just cut it. I like my sandwich to have a little girth. I want to give em something’ to sink their teeth into.

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Here they are! This whole things takes about 1.5 minutes. 🙂
Here is my guy Tow Mater:

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Time to fill em’ I chose peanut butter because I’m sick of Nutella, thank you Michael.

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If you want to be extra fancy you can fill in the impression with a food pen.

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Kinda goofy and cute. Now, if you want to be extra super fancy you can whip out the black icing and piping tips!!
It just got serious. LOL

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Go Mater!!

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Boys, y’all look good!

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Good enough to eat! (Poor Mater, but he was yummy)

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Hope you enjoy making all kinds of fun things. Send us a picture of your creation!!

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