There are telltale signs the holidays are around the corner. There are more decorations, an array of lights, and you can smell those fresh cookies wafting from ovens across the country.
Holiday cookies are one of the most delicious Christmas traditions we can think of. Traditional ice box cookies, squares, drop cookies, or the everlasting favourite, sugar cookies, are all sweet and thoughtful gifts. They’re also great to throw on the table when company pops by. Holiday cookies can be super impressive, like the cookies we’ve seen on Christmas Cookie Challenge.
If you’re just as inspired by the series as we are, you may be looking to up your sugar cookie game this holiday season. What better way to elevate your sugar cookies this season with some festive and decorative cookie cutouts? There will be a cookie for everyone on your list from the holiday hipster to the Christmas cat lover. Read on for 10 of the best Christmas Cookie cutouts to invest in for awesome cookies each and every holiday season.
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A Basic Beginner Set
If you’re just getting into Christmas baking or stocking your cookie cutter collection for the first time, this beginner set from Amazon has all of the traditional Christmas shapes you need to create on-point cookies. There are staples, like a Christmas tree and a gingerbread man, but there are also cutters for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, like the snowflake or the mitten.
This set from Ann Clark is a total gem if you want to create cookies that look like Christmas tree ornaments. It includes three different-shaped cookie cutters and a recipe book to help start your cookie journey. We also like this set because they are perfect to create salt dough ornaments, which are heartfelt collectibles and presents for family and friends.
The Ultimate Grinch Cookie Set
The Grinch is synonymous with Christmas. Especially the old-school animated special, which we’ve probably watched at least once a holiday season since we were babes—and so have our parents. So there’s a huge nostalgic play with this set, inspired by the classic cartoon. It’s got everything you need to bake up Grinch, Max, Cindy Lou, and a few cute Seuss-themed Whoville shapes, too.
If You Want To Build a Cookie Tree
If you’re hosting a small party or looking for something cool and edible to replace an actual Christmas tree this year, allow us to present you with this tree-stacking cookie set, which comes with 10 cookie cutouts to create the ultimate edible tree. Then, decorate it however you want and watch eyes dazzle when you tell guests what’s for dessert.
Related: These Christmas Cookie Trees Are the Prettier (And Easier!) Version of a Gingerbread House
For Hanukkah Cookies
Don’t celebrate Christmas? You can still get into holiday baking with these adorable Hanukkah cookies. The set comes with cutouts to make the Star of David, menorahs, and dreidel cookies, plus you can customize which sizes you’d like for the ultimate baking experience.
To Make Your Own Gingerbread Cookie House
Love making gingerbread houses but not so in love with the boxed sets and those stale cookies within? Why not make your own gingerbread house from scratch with the help of this nifty cookie-cutter set? It has all the cutouts you need to build four walls and a roof, but with your own warm gingerbread recipe.
For Cat Lovers
Sometimes you just want your Christmas cookies with a bit of sass, which is where these cat-themed cookie cutters make a great gift. Whether you buy them for yourself and whip up cookies for a cat-loving friend or gift the cutouts in a stocking, we think they’re purrfect for any feline-loving friend.
Personalized Cookies Stamps
If you love gifting cookies come the holidays but aren’t much of an icing decorator, these personalized cookie stamps are the perfect thing to spread the cheer—frosting-free. They come in various shapes and can be customized to whatever messaging you’d like, helping you add a whole new twist to your edible gifting this season.
To Create The Ultimate Milk and Cookie Experience
Are these cookie cutters a little on the nose? Of course they are, and that’s precisely why we love them! The cutouts come with everything you need to create a fantastic experience for Santa (or for the friends and family you plan on gifting cookies to). Grab one in a two-inch or a four-inch set and start the excitement for Christmas Eve even earlier.
For the Holiday Hipster
Are you looking to make unique sugar cookies beyond candy canes and Christmas trees? What about festive pickup trucks, Christmas bulbs, and ugly sweaters? This three-piece kit from Ann Clark comes with cutouts to make all three, along with a recipe book to start you off with some inspiration, you trendy cookie maker, you.