Betty's Guide to Using Cookie Cutters
Learn all of Betty's favorite tips and tricks for using cookie cutters to make the prettiest holiday cookies ever.
Gingerbread men. Christmas trees. Santas, reindeer, and stars. All of these delicious holiday-cookie cutouts begin with rolled-out dough and your collection of cookie cutters. Make sure this year's holiday cookies measure up to your expectations for looks as well as taste. We'll show you how to choose the best cookie cutter for the job, then share our fool-proof techniques for cutting beautiful, uniform shapes just made for decorating.
Cookie Cutters 101From metal to plastic, we've tried them all (and happily eaten the results!) Here's what we've discovered about stainless-steel, copper, aluminum, and plastic cookie cutters—ranked from best to worst. (BTW: Make sure your cookie cutters are deep enough so you can remove them from the dough with leaving an indentation.)