Holiday Gifts for the Cook or Baker (Or For Your Own Kitchen)

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Star Wars and American Girl Cookie Cutters from Williams-Sonoma (Screencaps via Williams-Sonoma)

Cookie Cutters and Presses

Every baker needs cookie cutters. Can’t really do that part by hand! Cookie cutters come in patterns for every taste and occasion, so you can never really have too many.

Williams-Sonoma sells a Star Wars™ 8-Piece Cookie Cutter Set and an American Girl™ Cookie Stamp Set. I also really like this very distinguished Alphabet Cookie Stamp Set. Williams-Sonoma carries classic holiday shapes like snowflakes, trees and sleighs, too.

Think Geek has lots of fun cookie cutters, like the Game of Thrones House Sigil Cookie Cutters and the Pokémon Cookie Cutter Starter Set. And of course, Star Trek Cookie Cutters.

For the serious bulk baker, you might want to buy a cookie press. They just load their cookie dough into the chamber, and just press the button to get the perfectly shaped cookie time after time. They come with all different types of patterns. Bed Bath & Beyond has the Wilton® Preferred Press® Cookie Press Set. The Pampered Chef offers this rotating arm cookie press that even comes with a ricing disk. I’ve used one before–so much fun!