Christmas Tree Hotcakes

Southern Living
To make these pancakes without cookie cutters, pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle, and proceed as directed.
Makes 12 hotcakes


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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/8 cups milk (use more for thinner batter)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 to 4 (4 1/2- to 5-inch) heavy metal cookie cutters


Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; whisk in 1 1/8 cups milk and egg, whisking until mixture is blended.

Grease heavy metal cookie cutters lightly, and place on hot (375°), lightly greased griddle. Pour pancake batter (approximately 2 tablespoons) into each cutter. Using tongs, remove cutters after 1 minute (cutters will be hot); cook pancakes 2 more minutes. Turn pancakes over, and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or until done.

Pecan Pancakes: Stir 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans into batter. Proceed as directed.

Banana Pancakes: Stir 1 cup chopped banana (2 bananas) into batter. Proceed as directed.

Created date

November 2003