One of the first things people think of when they think about the holiday season is food — desserts in particular. Whether it’s classic shortbread, gingerbread men, or simple sugar cookies, we’re not picky. And we know you aren’t either.
The desserts aren’t just a highlight because they’re delicious; they’re often gorgeous to look at, too. Sure, reindeer and Santa are classic, but they’re also a bit staid and boring. This holiday season, why not give the bakers in your life the gift of whimsy with some funny, cute, and outrageous cookie cutters?
We’ve rounded up 12 kooky cookie cutters below. Grab a few sets for the bakers in your life, or buy some for yourself. The important thing is that someone gets them and makes fantastically shaped cookies that you eventually get to eat. Let’s spice it up! SHARE these kooky cookie cutters with all the bakers you know!
Magical Unicorn Cookies
Make magical cookies with these Unicorn Head Cookie Cutters from Ann Clark Cookie Cutters. The 4-inch steel cookie cutters are manufactured in the United States and also can be used for pancakes, fondant, cheese, and more.
This heavy duty, three-piece set will immediately upgrade any cookie into a culinary masterpiece. It also can be used for fondant, cakes, biscuits — you name it!
OK, we did just knock reindeer, but hear us out. This five-piece Woodland Cookie Cutters set includes adorable little woodland animals — squirrels and owls and hedgehogs, oh my! Yes, there is a reindeer, but if you’re doing a whole forest theme, it’s OK. Trust us. There’s even a mushroom!
May the Force Be With You!
The force is strong with these cookie cutters. No, we couldn’t help it. The eight-piece Star Wars set includes Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Millennium Falcon, and Death Star.
Winter Is Coming!
Since all of the Game of Thrones fans have quite a while to wait for the next season, maybe these Game of Thrones House Sigil Cookie Cutters will cheer them up. The sugar should help, for sure. The six-piece set features cutters in the shape of their houses and includes the house sigils of Baratheon, Greyjoy, Lannister, Stark, Targaryen, and Tyrell.
Short for “already been chewed,” these hilarious and slightly disturbing Fred ABC Cookie Cutters will put a smile on any baker’s face. Who doesn’t get a kick out of a headless gingerbread man? The set includes three pieces and a recipe for gingerbread cookies.
The Homies cookie cutter set from CusCus includes three 3D printed cookie cutters depicting Tupac, Eazy-E, and the Notorious B.I.G. These are sure to be a hit with hip-hop fans. Pair the set with a Thug Kitchen cookbook for a stellar gift.
Putting the Pieces Together
Combine game night with dessert with Gorse’s Puzzle Pieces cookie cutters. The four-piece set is perfect for anyone with kids, or anyone who is a kid at heart.
The Undead Fred Zombie Cookie Cutters include three plastic pieces, each in a different zombie pose. Just add a little icing to really make these undead cookies pop.
Matrix, Hard Drop, Lock Down!
Just ignore everything you ever heard about not playing with your food. Merge gaming and snacking by gifting these Tetris cookie cutters. Inspired by the classic arcade game, these cookie cutters aren’t only tetromino-shaped; they are colored, too! The set is made of stainless steel and includes seven pieces.
Superheroes to the Rescue
These will bring everyone’s favorite superheroes to life — well, almost. The four-piece Superhero Cookie Cutter set includes Ironman, Superman, Spiderman, and Batman. The cutters are plastic and can be used for sandwiches, too!
Need a cookie recipe? Check out the video below!