Easy, Pretty Cookies: Snowflake Cookie Cutters

I know we've been talking about Christmas cookies a lot these past couple of weeks (hey, it's the season!) but here's just one more pretty thing for your cookie baking adventures. If I was going to buy one new set of cookie cutters this year, this would be it. I have a particular fondness for baking tools that help us novice bakers and decorators to make pretty things without too much fussiness or stress. These gorgeous cookie cutters come with three different size snowflake shapes, and two center cutters, so you can create cut-out snowflakes that are beautifully multi-dimensional. But you don't have to rely on your icing skills (mine are distinctly sketchy) or other craftiness to get that lovely look; the cutters do it all for you.

That's my kind of baking tool.

• Find it: Snowflake Cookie Cutters, $12.50 at Williams-Sonoma

Related: Recipe: Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

(Image: Williams-Sonoma)

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