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Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange? These Are the Cookie Cutters You Need

December 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM PST
cooking Holiday Cookie Cutters

Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange? These Are the Cookie Cutters You Need

December 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM PST

A holiday cookie exchange — a.k.a. a cookie swap — is a festive party where loved ones share and exchange homemade cookies.  From gingerbread to shortbread, this social event features only the best of the best in cookie recipes — and cookie cutter shapes.

How It Works

During a holiday cookie exchange, each participant is required to come with a set number of cookies — typically a dozen or more, depending on the number of participants. Then, the cookies are placed on a table with labels that point to the name of each cookie and who baked them.

Participants can then take turns filling up a bag or container with the cookies so that everyone leaves with a holiday assortment to enjoy for later. This not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also introduces participants to new and exciting recipes.

Flavor isn’t the only criteria for what makes a holiday cookie a winner — how the cookie is decorated plays a role, too. At a holiday cookie exchange, you should be able to find a wide selection of cookies in various shapes and sizes, from extra-large candy cane shapes to teeny tiny holiday ornaments.

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The Best Cookie Cutters To Shop This Holiday

To make fun and festive holiday cookies, you need fun and festive cookie cutters to match. And fortunately, you can find hundreds of thousands of cookie cutters to choose from that suit your fancy.

Whether you bake holiday cookies as part of tradition or to show off at your holiday cookie exchange, there are lots of cookie cutter shapes to go around. Available in a wide selection of fun and festive shapes and stamps, cookie cutters offer endless decorating options. To make your next batch of cookies your best one yet, here are six fun and unique cookie cutters to add to your shopping list.

XL Christmas Tree Cookie Cutters

Available in 2, 4, 6, and 8-inch sizes, this classic XL cookie cutter set helps you make massive cookies that are perfect for decorating with children or grandchildren.

Mini Christmas Cookie Cutter Set

This beautiful cookie cutter set has all the Christmas classics: a snow globe, a wind-up mouse toy, a dolly, a string of lights, a gingerbread man, and even Santa's beard!

Christmas Ornaments Cookie Cutter Set

This set features 11 beautiful cookie cutters in the shapes of holiday ornaments. Featuring several stunning festive designs, this Christmas Ornaments Set is a sure winner for your holiday cookie exchange.

Christmas Peg Dolls Cookie Cutter

This cookie cutter set comes in the shape of classic Christmas peg dolls! Featuring Santa and each of his little helpers, this cookie cutter set is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer.

Santa Claus Cookie Cutter Set

Help Santa deliver his bag of toys with this adorable Santa Claus Cookie Cutter Set. It includes a Santa Claus, several houses, an ornaments display and more.

Nordic Sweater Collection Cookie Cutters

This cookie cutter set comes in the shape of beautiful Nordic sweaters. The sweaters are already decorated but you can add your own decorative touch by adding sprinkles, glitter, or even edible gold.

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