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As you prepare to dive into the busiest cookie-baking season of the year, make sure you’re prepared with the best quality cookie-baking supplies!
We’ve gathered up some of our favorite modern baking supplies (most of which we personally use in our own kitchens) to make these old-fashioned Christmas cookie recipes.
This set of 5 measuring cups and 6 measuring spoons is stainless steel with a copper-stained finish. Sturdy, durable and rust-proof!
This handy trio of measuring cups ensures you'll always have the right size on hand. Each has easy-to-read measurement markings in red for at-a-glance precision, easy-grip handles, and spouts designed for controlled pouring. And because they're made of durable Pyrex glass, you can melt ingredients like butter or chocolate right in the cup – and then pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Besides being excellent prep bowls for pre-measuring and organizing your baking ingredients, you can also use these small glass bowls as mini serving dishes for jellies, dips & sauces, candy, fruits, ice cream or other desserts.
Made from chip-resistant earthenware, this mixing bowl is perfect for stirring up bread and cookie dough, as well as cake batter, pastries and pudding mixes. Intricately embossed with forest scenes featuring whimsical forest animals, the pattern is designed to help you maintain a secure grip on the bowl while mixing.
Compact, lightweight and great for your everyday mixing needs. This hand mixer features 6 speeds, 2 Flex Edge Beaters and the power and control to mix up your favorite cookie dough, mashed potatoes and so much more.
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This stand mixer is a classic for a reason! Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the KitchenAid classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. 8 cup flour power. Powerful 275W motor. Versatile 10-speed control. Durable, direct drive transmission. Multipurpose attachment hub with removable metal cover. Sturdy, all-metal construction. Easy-access, tilt-head design. Accommodating 4-1/2 quart, brushed stainless steel bowl. Dishwasher safe, the mixer comes with a nylon-coated flat beater, dough hook, and stainless steel wire whip.
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Sure, you can find much cheaper wooden spoons, but if you are an devoted home cook, then you deserve quality in your essential kitchen tools! Made by skilled artisans and woodworkers in Lancaster Pennsylvania, each spoon is carved and sanded smooth. Made from 100% pure locally-sourced maple, these wooden spoons are light but extremely strong, durable, and food safe. This natural material will be gentle on your cookware, keeping your pots and pans in excellent condition.
Made of food-grade silicone and BPA-free, these silicone spatulas do not react with food or beverages, or produce any hazardous fumes. Sturdy and durable, they are firm enough to use for flipping and scraping, but soft enough that they won't scratch your pans.
No kitchen is complete without this utensil essential! Sturdily crafted from stainless steel, this all-purpose 10-inch wire balloon whisk will do all your heavy whipping.
This versatile trio of glass mixing bowls include 3 sizes that do triple duty. Glass is the ideal material for cooking: in one bowl, you can mix your ingredients, pop into the microwave when you need to, and even serve, all in the same bowl. With 3 sizes to work with, you’re ready for anything your recipe calls for. Pop them into the dishwasher for easy clean-up, and then store them nested to save space.
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Made of food-grade 304 stainless steel, this adjustable rolling pin will have you baking with the precision of a professional pastry chef! Combined with the included silicone pastry mat, you will be able to roll out your dough with even dimensions and consistent thickness.
You can pick up basic holiday-themed cookie cutters anywhere, but we would like to bring your attention to this special set produced by a family-owned company.
Made of sturdy stainless steel, this is one of the most durable and fun to use cookie cutter sets we've seen. With 18 different designs, your holiday cookie tray and gifts will be bursting with creativity and delicious flavors. The set includes 2 gingerbread man cookie cutters, snowflakes, stars and many more.
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Do you think of a cookie press as a crazy contraption you dig out once a year to make holiday treats? This tool is so much more. While it's awesome for making buttery spritz cookies, you can pipe out pressed sugar and whipped shortbread varieties, too. Or try using it to make savory cheese crackers in fun shapes, perfect for dipping.
The Preferred Press comes with 12 Fit Right Discs that include a tree, snowman, heart, pumpkin, turkey and biscuit, plus flower and starburst designs. A clear barrel allows you to see when you need to refill your press with more dough, and with a click of the soft grip trigger, it's easy to press cookie after cookie without your hand getting tired. It’s really just as simple as fill, press and bake!
Cookie scoops are a game changer for making perfectly round, consistently-sized drop cookies. Take a deep dive on customer reviews for most brands, though, and you'll see a lot of dissatisfaction with quality and longevity.
Not so with chef-quality Jenaluca cookie scoops. Easy to use and easy to clean, this is a utensil set that will get you though a lifetime of cookie baking. Made from premium 18/8 stainless steel, these heavy duty scoops are commercial grade and favored by restaurants, caterers and food trucks.
You'll get amazing results every time with professional-quality aluminum baking sheets. The superior heat conductivity of aluminum ensures that you achieve consistent, evenly browned results every time you bake. Pure aluminum will never rust, and a reinforced, encapsulated rim prevents warping.
The Silpat Perfect Cookie Mat makes perfectly uniform and perfectly spaced cookies every time. The inner circle is the guide for the size of your dough and the outer circle represents the size of the final baked cookie. Cookies bake evenly and slide right off the pan without using oils or parchment paper. Silpat mats are made of fiberglass and food grade silicone. Completely food safe, they can be used thousands of times.
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Pre-cut parchment paper is life changing! Perfectly sized for various sizes of baking pans and the sheets lie perfectly flat. This unbleached, non-toxic, food grade parchment paper can be used for baking, grilling, frying and steaming - and it can resist temperatures up to 450F.
Whether you’re baking multiple batches of cookies or keeping track of sides at dinner, this kitchen timer will help things run smoothly. With three 100-hour timers and a stopwatch function, this timer is the perfect kitchen helper, and it has a large, easy-to-read screen with an inverse backlight. The timer’s volume is adjustable, and three unique beeps tell you exactly what timer has run out without having to check. Three AAA batteries included.
Love to bake but have limited space? This three-tiered cooling rack just solved your problem. It expands to 3 racks that stack on top of each other so you can cool several batches of cookies, cake layers or countless finger foods all at once without sacrificing counter space. The large capacity of this cooling rack makes it the perfect tool for holiday baking.
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Once you experience this little wonder of a spatula, you're going to wonder where it's been all your life. Built with superior strength and flexibility, it allows you to perform a wide array of kitchen tasks -- well beyond just cookie transfers -- with ease and comfort.
This petite spatula fits like a glove in your hand and is constructed with a durable stainless-steel core. It is heat-resistant up to 600F and is dishwasher safe. All this plus a forever warranty. You're welcome.
Decorating Christmas cookies for a crowd? This 18-piece holiday cookie decorating kit makes it easy and fun to create a wide range of icing effects for all of your holiday cookies. Use it for decorating sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies and more.
Kids will love decorating all kinds of holiday treats with this fun assortment of sprinkles. Adds a festive touch to cupcakes, sugar and spritz cookies, cakes, brownies and more. Includes sanding sugars, nonpareils, jimmies, and confetti sprinkles all in a festive red, green and white -- as well as a medley of green trees, white stars and red jimmies.
A must for Christmas, New Year's Day or any winter occasion, Snowflake Confetti Sprinkles bring out the kid in everyone!
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In a rainbow of 10 colors, Nomeca Edible Markers brings the fun to food decorating. Made with food-grade ingredients, these edible markers are colorful, but odorless and tasteless. Stamp, stencil or doodle cookies, fondant, dried icing, fruits and vegetables, Easter eggs and more!
At 13-inches round, these Christmas serving platters are perfect for serving up your holiday sweets & treats. Made of durable plastic, you can leave them behind at parties or potluck events with no regrets, or re-use at home season after season.
Put out your home-baked Christmas cookies for Santa each year with this sweet, hand-painted 8" china plate.
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This 3-tier food serving rack gracefully presents hors d'oeuvres, meats and cheeses, breads, veggies -- as well as sweet treats like cookies, cupcakes, pastries and candy.
Welcome your guests to a very merry holiday table with this whimsical, yet oh-so-practical Christmas Tree serving tray set. Sure to make a statement!
The lucky Christmas cookie recipients in your life will get a peek at the treats inside of these colorful & festive treat gift boxes.
These cheery tins featuring snowy scenes and jolly characters will bring the smiles this holiday season! Perfect for gifting cookies, fudge, fruit cake and other baked holiday treats.
Ship out those Christmas cookies, cakes and brownies to loved ones like your Grandma used to do with these sturdy & reliable round cookie tins. Infinitely re-useable from season to season -- or for the year-round storage of miscellaneous household items -- a cookie tin is the gift that keeps giving!
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