Holiday Cookie Cutters

Anyone else out there suffer from a bit of a cookie cutter obsession?

As you can see, I have quite a few of them.

I’ve actually been collecting assorted cookie cutters for many years… and I look forward to this time of year when I can finally pull them out and put them to festive use.

fawn cookie cutter

Adorable and unusual cookie cutters can be so much fun to use.

This copper baby reindeer is among my all-time favorites.

As much as I love using cookie cutters, there’s nothing worse than dough sticking to cutters and ruining the intended shape.

Well, throughout this post, I’ll share a few tips to prevent that from happening to you.

We all know that cutting cookies starts with a favorite dough that is typically refrigerated right after forming it into a ball.

But I’ve found that rolling out a ball of dough is not as effective because the dough can become soft and sticky.

Instead, right after you make the dough, roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper.

Then, place the rolled dough on a baking tray and refrigerate the dough on the tray for about 30 minutes.

fawn cookie cutter

When you take the dough out of the refrigerator, it will be really firm and that’s exactly what you want.

And because the dough is already rolled out, it will be much easier to use the cookie cutters.

This works so much better for me every time.

holiday cookie cutters

Rolling the dough out before refrigeration is especially important when working with intricate or detailed cookie cutters.

The other crucial step is to be sure to dip each cutter into a bowl of flour too.

This will help ensure the dough does not stick to the cutter.

cookie cutter reindeer

If you try these simple steps, you’ll see a difference in how well your cookie shapes turn out even if you’re working with a particularly tight or tiny cutter.

You’ll definitely enjoy your cookie cutter collection more too.

Oh, this papa reindeer in the photo above is another one of my favorite cutters.

copper cookie cutters

With all this talk of cookie cutters, that has me wondering if you have a favorite.

Reindeer, snowflakes, birds and birdhouse cookie cutters are close to my holiday heart.

How about you?

box of cookie cutters

Happy holiday baking!

Thanks for popping by.

See  you back here next time. 


  • Botanic Bleu

    Love your cookie cutter collection! Thanks for the tips for rolling the dough before chilling and for dipping the cutters in flour before cutting. I plan to make cookies for gift-giving tomorrow afternoon so these tips are perfectly timed.

    Merry Christmas,

  • Rebecca Musser

    Your photo makes cookie cutters look so GLAM! I need to figure out how to display my collection.

  • Cookie

    Can you believe it, I am ALSO a cookie cutter hoarder.!!! Your passion I’d simply beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.LOVE the display.

  • Stacey K

    Yeah me too and we are the last people that really need cookies. Aldi’s had “Ninja men” a couple of years ago, way too funny. Love the candy cane. Thanks for sharing!

  • Susan

    Ha, got a laugh that you have so many cookie cutters! I discovered that I am a sprinkle hoarder. I had 35 different containers of sprinkles- I think more sprinkles than cookie cutters for me anyway. Thanks for sharing!

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