Winter is coming! Fun cookie cutters for $1.86
After I already froze one off this morning, the realization that winter is just around the corner was not far off. And just in time, the desire for awesome homemade cookies rises. And of course, in the depths of AliExpress you can find some very funny and (by me at least) not yet seen cookie cutters.
“Good Wish” Cookie Cutter
- “Good Wish” Cookie Cutter
We start with a classic: nice looking cookies, classic shapes and then surprisingly offensive messages. These are the cookies to bake for your best friends for Christmas. The depth of your emotions will convince and I guarantee a joyful conception on their part.
The cookie cutters are around 6 – 7 cm wide and 5 cm high and are made of plastic. With the “Good Wish” cookie cutters that we are dealing with here, there is still the possibility to choose between 0.6 or 1 cm depth. Of course, this depends on the type of your cookie dough. Too thin and the writing pushes through completely, too thick and the writing is no longer visible. But at least there is a choice in the sets, with 4 cookie cutters each, otherwise you just get a standard size sent to you.
Alice in cookie land
Another classic, but I have not seen as cookie cutters yet, are these Alice in Wonderland cookie cutters. Here there is a set consisting of 3 plastic parts. The most famous motif is probably the teapot with the “We’re All Mad Here”, followed by the magic potion bottle to get smaller with the inscription “Drink me” and the magic cake to get bigger with “eat me”. Unfortunately, there’s no size in the description, but I’m assuming similar dimensions to the “Good Wish” cookie cutters.
My neighbor Totoro
- My Neighbor Totoro Cookie Cutter
My Neighbor Totoro is a popular Studio Ghibli movie and probably because of that, these cookie cutters are a little more expensive than the other options. But for real fans, especially of individual characters, the cookie cutter alone could be a nice little gift. Each cookie cutter consists of two plastic parts, the frame and the impressed pattern. So you also have no problem with different thicknesses of dough. The cookie cutters are of course different sizes based on the different motifs, but do not exceed 6 x 6 cm.
Mini gingerbread house
A gingerbread house belongs to Christmas like speculoos, dominoes and stress…er anticipation of gifts. This year, you could invite all your relatives and bake and personalize each a small miniature gingerbread house. What’s especially cool is that you can attach them to the rim of the cup because of the shape. This not only looks very nice, but certainly tastes great with coffee or tea.
In the set are three parts of metal, two rectangles for the side walls (2.9 x 2.4 cm) and the roof (4.5 x 2.9 cm) and a front or back of the house (4.5 x 4 cm) with roof slope and opening for a door. The individual parts are glued together with icing, as with the large model, and then can be freely decorated.
This is one of my favorite cookie cutters that I found on my journey through AliExpress. The clever thing is that not only the shape of the dinos, but also their skeleton is pressed into the dough. And this one you can then fill with icing afterwards and it looks like real bones. In the set you get a T-Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops, each again with outer ring for the mold and stamp, for the pressed in, all made of plastic. In keeping with their models, the final results will also be quite large, measuring 7 x 14 (T-Rex) and 8 x 13 cm.
It’s a me, Cookie Mario
Of course, the Super Mario cookie cutter may not be missing and here we have directly a whole set, consisting of 8 motifs. These are again composed of outer ring and stamp and can represent Mario, Gumba, Koopa, star and mushroom. The largest plastic cutter is 5.5 x 5.7 cm (Mario). In addition, you have in the same store still the possibility to get the set for Pokemon or manga / anime characters, which I unfortunately can not see.
Something for everyone
Of course, this is only a small selection for now, everyone knows that AliExpress is hiding seeeeeeeeeeeemuch more in its infinite depths, and there are already plenty of options in the domestic market as well. Nevertheless, I have found here at least a few cookie cutters that I did not necessarily know so yet and found pretty cool. Many of them I think you could make yourself with a 3D printer, especially since Thingyverse already offers enough pre-made files for that. But of course not everyone has such a printer at home and for that the offers from AliExpress are a mostly cheaper alternative, which should arrive in time for Christmas if you order now. Which cookies would you like to have?To the gadget