Homemade Cookie Cutters

Make your own unique cookie cutters! Then, enjoy some delicious cut-out cookies!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Warning

    The cut edges of aluminum trays can be very sharp! Use caution when handling it.

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

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  • Step 2

    Cut the edges off of the aluminum tray so that only the bottom remains. Then, trim the edges of any burrs (rough edges).

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  • Step 3

    On the short edge of the tray, mark as many 2 ½ inch wide strips as possible.

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  • Step 4

    Cut the strips out.

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  • Step 5

    Draw a dotted line down the middle of the strip lengthwise.

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  • Step 6

    Fold each long edge into the dotted line. Then, flatten with the edge of your marker.

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  • Step 7

    Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Then, flatten again with the edge of your marker.

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  • Step 8

    Draw the shape(s) you want your cookies to look like on a piece of paper. This will be your cookie cutter template. Don’t worry if the shapes aren’t perfect, it’s just a guideline!

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  • Step 9

    Using the template as your guide, bend and fold the strips of aluminum into the shapes you want.

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  • Tip

    Try using your ruler to make sharp corners!

  • Step 10

    Use a stapler to close your shape.

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  • Step 11

    Repeat steps 5-11 to make as many cookie cutters as you want.


  • Done!

    Make your favorite cookie dough recipe and use your homemade cookie cutters!

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