These adorable mini sandwich cookies might be my favorite thing to make with the Zanda Panda Kaleidoscope Molds (my second favorite would definitely be mini butterfly shaped guest soap for hostess gifts - we'll have a demo on soapmaking soon). For the best detail, bake the cookies right in the molds, or use as a cookie mold and place them on a baking sheet. Use two cookies with Nutella, chocolate, or icing between for these bite-sized beauties. Click the links below to find:
How to make Kaleidoscope cookies directions and a video
Tips on using Zanda Panda molds for cookies
Recipe for no-spread cookie dough
Butterfly Cheese and Crackers
Kaleidoscope butterflies as cheese and crackers
This photo doesn't do this appetizer justice. They were made with
port wine cheese spread, so they were laced with a beautiful purple color. The crackers are 'Sociables'. Pepperidge Farms also make a butterfly shaped cracker which they look fantastic on.
These were made by filling the butterflies in the mold with port wine cheese spread and freezing it, then popping out the butterflies (make them fairly thick, so they don't crack when removed from the mold). I placed a dollop of cream cheese under each butterfly to hold it in place. Horseradish cream would be great for adult palates.
Cheddar Cheese Butterfly on Cracker
Cheddar cheese also works wonderfully in the mold. Basically, squish it in, microwave it for a few seconds and pop them on crackers for a fast and pretty appetizer for a spring or summer get-together. Directions are on the ZP Blog.
I will have a page up soon on easy, yet elegant hostess gifts and equally easy and cute party favors for kid's parties using Zanda Panda molds.
Shown above: Trinket box filled with butterfly-shaped soaps.
Cake Topper/Cookie/Chocolate/Craft Mold
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