6 Seasonal Cookie Stencils Making The Cut This Christmas

December 5, 2022

An effective cookie cutter is our secret tool to saving time and stress in the kitchen this holiday season, while turning out cookies that look truly professional. Finding impactful cookie cutters will turn your festive baking into a personalized gift, unforgettable family experience or heartfelt table centrepiece. Let these stencils spark your creativity, with unique and show stopping shapes that are guaranteed to make your holiday season sweet. —Julia Dumbrell

With the Nordic Ware Pretty Pleated Cookie Stamps, available at Wayfair ($60), elegance is made easy. Simply roll your dough into small balls and press it with these stamps to give bite-sized cookies an intricate design and polished effect.

Make an impression with sur la table’s set of 4 Holiday Impression Cookie Cutters ($14). The cutters imprint intricate designs onto holiday cookies before baking. Fresh out of the oven, the stencils help guide your icing, to create minimally-designed and professional looking creations.

Woodland-themed décor is taking the holiday season by storm. This year, join the movement with Nordstrom’s adorable Gnome for the Holidays cookie cutter set ($20). Inspired by holiday gnomes and mushrooms, your designs will be quirky, memorable and on-trend. Perfect for gifting, the stencil set is sold in a charming cloth bag. 

Buttery Linzer Cookies are an Austrian holiday tradition, dusted with icing sugar and filled with jam to create a light and tasty classic. Create irresistible Linzers in seasonal homemade shapes this year, with the specialised set of cookie cutters from William Sonoma ($22). The jam shaped-centre creates a visually striking and delicious cookie.

Impress with a stunning cookie centrepiece from etsy ($14), by stacking star-shaped cookies of 10 different sizes. This handmade set includes a recipe and instructions, making the cookie showstopper easy for the family to create. Finish the winter scene off by simply adding an icing sugar dusting. The cookie set is fit to substitute gingerbread house decorating or be featured on a dining table as a festive and edible centrepiece.


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