On the subject of cookies, I think the great Cookie Monster said it best: “Om-Nom-Nom-Nom!” This is a phrase you’ll hear your kids quote often—if you get the right cookie cutters!
Sure, cookies are delicious, but budding bakers can also learn a lot from making them. The cookie baking process requires concentration, collaboration and creativity. Kids see how complex tasks can be accomplished by following step-by-step guidelines. With cookie cutters and stamps, they get to use real-life cooking equipment, which helps develop their confidence and maturity. What’s more, they can learn all about food and kitchen safety. Best of all, they can pick all of this up while getting their hands dirty and playing with gooey dough!
If you’re looking for some awesome cookie cutters, look no further. Here are 11 of the best.
11 Best Cookie Cutters
You won’t get better value or variety than this! The Wilton 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set is a huge collection of quality plastic cookie cutters. It includes an alphabet, numbers, stars, circles, animals and gingerbread men. It also comes with special collections for Christmas, Easter, Halloween and St Valentine’s Day. Each group of cutters is color coded for your convenience. A guaranteed hit in the kitchen—all year round.
Is there a tastier way to practice spelling? The Fred and Friends Letter Pressed Cookie Stampers will have your kids playing with letters in a fun and scrumptious way! Made from durable, food-friendly plastic, the funkily designed letters are clear, cute and easy to clean. Why not serve them up with Fred and Friends Letter Pressed Numbers for some mouthwatering math practice, too? ABC, 123, that’s how easy baking can be!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—so it deserves the most wonderful cookies! StarPack’s 18-Piece Metal Christmas Cookie Cutter Set is a beautifully crafted stainless steel collection. There are loads of designs, including snowflakes, reindeer, angels, Christmas trees, snowmen and stars. Sturdily built and easy to clean, they even come with a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. So, warm your cookie-craving cockles this season with these amazing festive goodies.
Your little archaeologists will love these pre-historic treats! The Fred and Friends Dig-Ins: 3-Piece Dinosaur Cookie Cutters set comes with a T-rex, a stegosaurus and a triceratops. Each cookie stamp prints a detailed dino-skeleton onto the dough, which you can then design with icing. Go classic bone white—or get creative and make a disco-saurus or a rainbow-rex! Either way, it’s bound to be delicious. So, take out your trowels—it’s time to dig in!
Give your little princess the cookies she deserves with the R&M 8-Piece Princess Cookie Cutter Set! This beautiful collection includes a castle, a crown, a wand, a dress, a slipper, a ring, a unicorn and a frog—or is it a prince? Made from durable tin, each cutter can also be used on sandwiches or Play-Doh. With these royal treats, every kitchen can be home to a fairytale!
Go wild with the Wilton Animal Pals 50-Piece Cookie Cutter Set! Offering incredible bang for your buck, this awesome collection lets you serve up a safari park full of cookie creatures. There are zoo favorites like lions, rhinos and gorillas as well as a range of pets, birds, sea creatures, farm animals and reptiles. There are even some ferocious dinosaurs thrown into the mix. A huge assortment guaranteed to get your tiny chefs cooking.
This Halloween, give your friends and family a ghoulishly good treat with the Tovolo 6-Design Spooky Monster Cookie Cutters set. These durable, dishwasher-safe plastic cutters come with 3 double-sided spine-chilling cookie stamps. They let you easily decorate your cookies with monsters, ghosts, mummies, Frankensteins, skeletons and cats. Looking for even more frightening designs? Check out Tovolo’s Jack-O’-Lantern and Creepy Coffin cookie cutters, too. They’re spook-tacular!
Make your kitchen into a workshop with the R&M 6-Piece Metal Tool Cookie Cutter Set! A DIY delight, you’ll never find a sweeter toolkit. There are 6 designs in all: a saw, drill, hammer, spanner, screwdriver and wrench. These tin shapes are sturdy enough to cut through sandwiches, too, so you can make every lunch break into a delicious tool time!
This March 17th, rock out some Celtic cookies for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations! The R&M Saint Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cookie Cutter Set comes with 3 shamrock shapes for small, medium and large cookies—and they won’t cost you a pot of gold! So, this year why not raise a cookie—and a glass of milk—to the Emerald Isle? Sláinte!
Every kitchen needs a hero! Swing into action with the Eoonfirst 2-Piece Batman Cookie Cutters. Featuring the popular Batman logo, these make a valuable addition to any cook’s utility belt. Made from stainless steel, they are durable and washing machine friendly. Gotham’s baddies better look out—there are some new goodies in town!
Bring your Day of the Dead festivities to life with this incredibly intricate cookie cutting set! The Fred and Friends Sweet Spirits Day of the Dead Cookie Cutter Set includes 4 stunning designs. Each piece has two sides, one for cutting and one for stamping. Use icing to add color and panache to your designs and you can truly celebrate this delicious Mexican tradition in style. That’s the spirit!
Are you a cookie-holic? Have you ever tried out any of these cookie cutters? Or do you know any other great cookie cutters for kids? Let us know all about it in the comments section below!
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