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Cookie Time! Hot Holiday Baking Products

Holiday baking beckons: are you ready to bake up your family's favorites? Come see the hottest baking supplies for this season's cookie crafting!

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It’s that time of year again. The delicious smells of holiday baking will soon fill the house, while dozens of warm, gooey cookies take shape in the oven. We’ll be doing peanut butter kisses, Swedish crescents and raspberry thumbprints for starters this year. How about you? Do you have all the supplies you need to bake your favorites? While you’re thinking it over, why not browse our hottest holiday baking products and see which ones you still need? 

Holiday Baking Products

Ann Clark 11-Piece Winter Christmas Cookie Cutter Set With Recipe Booklet

All the top cookie crafters recommend Ann Clark’s cookie cutters, and their excellent quality and sturdy construction help explain why. This 11-Piece Winter Christmas Cookie Cutter Set includes a gingerbread man, candy cane, Christmas tree, reindeer, star, angel, snowman, sweater, fir tree (no star) and two snowflakes – pretty much everything you need for a full set of holiday cookies. The cutters are sharp enough to cut through the dough neatly, and each measures approximately 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Comes with a handy recipe booklet. Buy it here.

Prefer a set of Hanukkah cookie cutters? Get one here with a menorah, dreidel, candle, Maccabee shield and Star of David shapes.

Holiday Baking Products

Rachael Ray 3-Piece Oven Lovin’ Cookie Pan Steel Baking Sheet Set

You can’t go wrong with this durable, non-stick Rachael Ray 3-Piece Cookie Pan Steel Baking Sheet Set. Each pan is oven safe to 500 degrees and easy to grip with wide handles. Simple to clean. Set includes one of each size cookie sheet:

  • 9 inch by 13 inch 
  • 10 inch by 15 inch 
  • 11 inch by 17 inch 

What’s more? A portion of the proceeds goes to Racheal Ray’s Yum-o!, her nonprofit that helps families form healthy relationships with food. Buy it here

Want to get a whole new Rachael Ray bakeware set? Check out this Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Bakeware 5-Piece Set. There’s also a 4-piece set here and a complete 10-piece set here.

Holiday Baking Products

Rolling Pin With Snowflake Pattern 

If you want to dress basic cookies up with ornate designs, give embossed rolling pins a thought. There are many different designs to choose from to pretty up your cookies, but we like this rolling pin with snowflake pattern best for holiday treats. It’s ideal for gingerbread or sugar cookies, and this order includes three recipes for nicely embossed cookies. Buy it here

For other holiday variations on this, check out:

Holiday Baking Products

StarPack Basics Silicone Spatula Set

Nicely made with a robust constitution, these spatulas won’t be shy when it’s time to spread frosting or scrape the last of the batter from the bowls. Recommended by the pros, you’ll love these cherry red StarPack Basics Silicone Spatula Set. Set has two large spatulas (11.5 inch by 2.2 inch) and two small spatulas (8.5 inch by 1.6 inch). Comes with a free “101 Cooking Tips” PDF. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with Stainless Steel Disks and Storage Case

Just choose your disc from the 12 provided (for the holidays, the kit comes with a snowflake, tree and wreath), load up with your favorite dough, press through and voila. You’ve got pretty little pressed spritz cookies. An Amazon’s Choice product, the OXO Good Grips Cookie Press comes with a guarantee that if you have problems with any OXO item, they’ll repair or replace it for you. Buy it here

Get the extra set of holiday discs to go with this one if you like, and add a gift bow, Santa Claus, the word “Joy” and more here.

Need some inspiration for your spritzing? Enjoy this video from the Martha Stewart website for delightful peppermint spritz cookies.

Holiday Baking Products

Wilton 3-Piece Cookie Decorating Tool Set

Take your cookie decorating game up a notch with this handy set! This simple decorating set is a favorite of many, with its etching tool, 3-prong comb, and scraper for creating your best designs in the royal icing of your cookies. The Wilton Cookie Decorating Tool Set provides thicker, easy-to-grip handles ideal for beginners. Want a more complete set with all the components to make the royal icing, dyes to change icing colors, etc.? Get the Wilton 15-Item Decorating set here. Already got all that down? Get the 3-tool set (shown above) here.

Need a video demonstration? Watch these gorgeous decorating techniques with royal icing from the Martha Stewart website.

Holiday Baking Products

Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size

Another favorite among top cookie connoisseurs is this silicone baking mat. Replace grease, butter, cooking sprays and parchment with these handy reusables in a half sheet size (as shown). Safe for temperatures from -40 to 482 degrees, these Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mats meet U.S. regulations for food grade silicone, and are NSF, FDA and Kosher-certified. Will last between 2,000 to 3,000 bakings. Easy to clean. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

Baker’s Secret 10-by-16-Inch Nonstick Cooling Rack, Set of 2

Experts say cooling racks are essential to proper baking so that once you’ve removed your cookies from the heat, the baking process stops and they can cool evenly throughout. No more letting them cool on the counter while still on the baking sheet. We’re gonna need this Baker’s Secret Nonstick Cooling Rack, Set of 2. Easy to clean with a non-stick coating, these are sold in the pair shown, or in groups of three or four for bigger baking adventures. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

Holiday Cookie Stencils 

Get perfectly detailed designs on your cookies every time with cookie stencils! Use these with royal icing, airbrushing, colored and powdered sugars and more. An Amazon’s Choice product, this Christmas Cookie Stencils and Decoration Tools (14 Pieces) set is made of food grade plastic with each stencil measuring 3 inches by 3 inches. Enjoy stenciling on everything from snowmen to snowflakes, reindeer to Santa, angels to wreaths. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart

If your arms get tired from stirring sometimes, you might love one of these. The KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer  stirs it all up for you, powering through even the most difficult dough with finesse. The tilted head lets you add or remove portions or ingredients as needed. With 10 mixing speeds, you can prep your batter exactly as you wish. Comes with a flat beater, dough hook, pouring shield and six wire whip attachments – and there are numerous other attachments available for purchase as well. Available in bird of paradise (shown) and 20 other shades. (Be sure to check through all the colors on the drop down menu; some are much more affordable than others if you don’t mind the color.) Buy it here

Prefer a five-speed hand mixer for about a fourth of the price instead? Get a KitchenAid hand mixer here.

Holiday Baking Products

Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Enter-Tainers

Time to head over to the Neighborhood Cookie Exchange? Get your batches there intact with the Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Enter-Tainers 2-Layer Cookie, Cake and Brownie Carrier. Transport whatever you’ve got from sheet cakes to cake pops. Holds two dozen cupcakes in the little round holders, but you can flip the trays over to the flat side and place things in however you wish. Snaps shut tight and keeps your goodies nice and fresh. (Note: you will need to try to keep things level even though they’re in the case so items stay in place.) Additional trays can be added. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls With Lids

These Cuisinart CTG-00-SMB Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls With Lids come highly recommended by the pros, each of them freezer and refrigerator safe with handy securely-fitting lids for your best cookie prepping. They’re sturdy, attractive and nest nicely to save storage space in your cupboards. Comes in a set of 3, including a 1.5 quart, 3-quart, and 5-quart bowl to suit any recipe you’re using. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

Jenaluca Cookie Scoop

Make sure your snickerdoodles are all the same size by measuring them out with a cookie scoop. You can use this for other things too – scoop up enough batter for medium cookies, mini-cupcakes, perfectly rounded meatballs, melon balls and more. The Jenaluca Cookie Scoop is made of safe stainless steel, heavy duty with ergonomic hand gripping, safe for the dishwasher. Comes in small, medium (shown) and large size scoops. Buy it here

Need some recipes? Here’s a few to inspire you. Enjoy!:

Holiday Baking Products

Pyrex 4-Piece Measuring-Cup Set

For measuring liquids, your best bet are these Pyrex measuring cups. For starters, this Pyrex 4-Piece Measuring Cup Set should be present in every serious baker’s cupboard. Markings are accurate and easy to read, offered in both U.S. customary units and metrics, and ounces as well as cups, etc. Spouts are perfect for easy, spill-free pouring. A true baking/cooking classic. Buy it here

Measuring dry ingredients? Go with this KitchenMade set of measuring cups instead.

Holiday Baking Products

Spring Chef Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons 

These rectangular Spring Chef Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons are well-shaped and fit into narrow spice jars easily for an accurate measurement the first time. Built to last from stainless steel, they’re engraved with the measurements to prevent rub-off over time. They nest easily for efficient storage, and come in all the standard sizes you’ll need: 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 3/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon. Comes in a set of six. Buy it here

Holiday Baking Products

StarPack Premium Decorative Christmas Cookie Tins 

When it’s time to gift your beautiful cookies to others, you’ll need a proper gift tin. We think these should do the trick! StarPack Premium Decorative Christmas Cookie Tins are high quality, durable and 100% food grade. Comes in a set of three. Made of extra thick stainless steel. Comes with a guarantee of return or replacement if you don’t like the tins, no questions asked. You’ll also get a comprehensive cooking guide PDF – “101 Tips and Techniques for Cooking Like a Chef” free with purchase. Buy it here

Well, how’d the browsing go? Which baking products caught your eye? Was there anything you love that we missed? Let us know in the comments below – and happy baking!

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