It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! It means two places will be super busy – the store and the kitchen. Baked goods will always be an amazing gift and what’s a great way to personalize them than baking them into interesting shapes? Here are some cookie hacks and cookie shaping techniques that will definitely turn your recipes into superstars!
For this geometric shape cookie, all you need for the design is the cooling rack!
Once you have your dough rolled out and cut in the desired shape, take the cooling rack and press it into the cookie. Rotate the cooling rack, repeatedly pressing down with each new rotation and the geometric shape will begin to form before your eyes.
For this easy hack, all you need to do is roll your dough into tiny balls. Arrange them into your desired blossom shape and grab a toothpick.
Gently press the toothpick into the middle of the dough ball and your biscuit blossom will begin to appear.
Triple Swirl Cookie
Some of these hacks seem so easy we are left wondering how we didn’t figure them out before.
Such as this first one for example, where all you have to do is take 3 types of dough and roll them into separate balls. Then all you have to do is take a plate (in the video, they use a clear Pyrex dish) and simply push it down and swirl it together.
Pasta Petal Cooking Shaping
For a more decorative and floral look, you can make use of other food that’s sitting in your cabinet. All you need is some pasta and some cookie dough!
Lightly press the penne noodle into the dough over and over to create your desired pattern.
Here, we have another easy hack that uses tools or foods in your house that you may use on a daily basis.
If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can always be creative with lids like peanut butter lids. Rotate the lid and roll it vertically up and down your dough. Once completed use the lid to cut the cookie and voila you have a crochet-textured cookie!
Here we have another clever cookie shaping hack that will leave you with a shape that looks like a tag!
All you need to do is cut your cookies into rectangular shapes, then slice the top corners of the cookie to almost look like a house.
Then take a straw and press down to form a tiny hole in between the two cut corners and now you have a cookie tag! Use this with your favorite frosted cookie recipes!
Simple yet chic!
With this hack, all you need to do is slice your dough to the desired rectangle size. Then gently pinch the two sides together to create the bowtie look.
For this design hack, all you need to get from the kitchen is a fork.
Gently press the fork diagonally into the dough to give it a leafy texture. Then, for the final touch, flip the fork over and press the long side into the middle of the cookie.
Glass print Cookie
We all have those glasses in our houses with funky bottoms for decoration. For this hack, we can finally put that to use!
All you need to do is take the bottom of your cup and press it down into the cookie. Now you have fancy cookies to match the fancy, funky glasses!
Cookies for Christmas gifts will never go out of style. Whether it’s winter sugar cookies or soft Christmas cookies, they will always be well received. Follow these creative tips and see your friends and family light up with your delectable treats!