Inventive New Ways to Use All Your Cookie Cutters This Christmas

Because ghost and pumpkin cutters aren't just for Halloween!

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November 24, 2020

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One of the very best parts of Christmas time is all the delicious and decorated cookies that come along with it. Though round sugar cookies are great, there's something about gingerbread-, snowman- and tree-shaped cookies that makes them tastes so much better. But you don't need to limit yourself to Christmas-themed cookie cutter just because it's December. In fact, Christmas time is actually a great opportunity to pull out and repurpose all your holiday cookie cutters — even your Halloween ghost- and pumpkin-shaped ones. Food Network Magazine caught up with four competitors from Christmas Cookie Challenge to see how they reimagine their cookie cutters to make some new Christmas shapes! Here's what Lan McCabe, Nicole Silva, Mary Valentino and Leslie Srodek-Johnson had to share.

To start, make Food Network Kitchen's Basic Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing recipes.

How to Make Mrs. Claus Cookies

How to Make Unicorn Cookies

How to Make Elf Cookies

How to Make It Santa's Beard Cookies


Introduction written by Michelle Baricevic for

Mrs. Claus Cookies by Lan McCabe.

Unicorn Cookies by Nicole Silva.

Elf Cookies by Mary Valentino.

Santa's Beard Cookies by Leslie Srodek-Johnson.

All photographs by Ralph Smith.

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