“Cookie Cutter” can indeed allow you to make cookies of diverse, fun shapes, but they are not always available. Moreover, they might be expensive when you can have other alternatives. You can use regular kitchen utensils or other objects or items of cutlery, which might work as a substitute for a cookie-cutter. The shapes can be quite simple, like an ordinary circle or a classic triangle. The shapes depend on your choice, and you can customize your cookies to fit the occasion. If the alternative does not work out, you can always ball up the dough, roll it out again and go for another option.
Forget “Cookie Cutter“
Drop cookies are much in the trend nowadays and more comfortable with making. They cancel out the requirement of a cookie-cutter altogether. The classic chocolate chip cookies are the best example of drop cookies. All you need to do is roll up the dough to tiny balls and place them on a cookie sheet and wait for it to bake. Use spoon once again, not all cookie recipes are cut out for drop cookies. Sugar cookies, for example, will not work with the drop cookie technique. They won’t flatten out the same way as drop cookies. So you need to know which recipe is best suited for drop cookies. Else you can always switch methods.
The rim of the glass also provides for various shapes like a circle or oval so you can make cookies of different shapes. You can also use lenses of different sizes to cut out multiple sizes from the cookie dough. Keep in mind to dip the rim in flour before cutting out the shapes so that the dough does not get stuck inside. Use glasses with thin rims like steel glasses for perfection. The sharp edge makes it easier to cut through the cookie dough with ease. If you do not have a cookie-cutter available, you can always rely on a thin-rimmed glass to rock the perfect circle and serve your cookies. If you can cut out a neat affair, one would hardly be able to tell the difference between your glass cut cookies and those cut out using a cookie-cutter like the 3Pcs Round/Flower Shaped Dough Cutting Tool.
Create Shapes On Your Own “Cookie Cutter”
This, however, can get a bit tricky. If you are good at drawing, you can always cut out a stencil from cardboard or parchment or paper for shapes like hearts, shamrocks, or flowers. For complex shapes, you can always print out the desired shape from your computer and use that as an outline. If you are good at crafting, you can directly cut the shape out of the dough without using any stencils. You can use a ruler to cut out straight geometric shapes like squares, triangles, or rectangles. This technique would help you to cut out accurate shapes from the cookie dough. Be sure to wash your utensils before you use them.