You won’t need cookie cutters for these sweet treats

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No cookie cutter? No problem! You can make plenty of fun and whimsical cookie designs without using cookie cutters or other fancy baking equipment. Whether you’re looking to add some color to your next batch of cookies or are on the hunt for a sophisticated and surprising new cookie concept, these cookie hacks are sure to delight! Here are 3 cookie shaping hacks pastry-lovers of all ages are sure to go wild for!

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Cookie Shaping Hack 1: Whisk and Powder Star Decoration

Looking for an easy way to decorate your cookies? No need to whip up a batch of royal icing. All you need is a whisk and a few colorful edible powders. Pour matcha powder, dragon fruit powder, and spirulina powder into separate bowls. Then, dip a whisk into the powder of your choice and press it into an unbaked cookie. Repeat this process with the rest of your cookies, alternating between different powders. Then, bake the cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. The finished cookies will have adorable colorful stars pressed into them!

Cookie Shaping Hack 2: Mini Toast Cookies

You’ll be the toast of the town with these miniature cookies shaped like tiny pieces of toast! To make them, roll cookie dough into a log shape. Then, press a wooden spoon into the top and sides of the cookie dough log, so it looks like a loaf of bread. Brush the cookie dough with vanilla extract, then slice it into bread shapes, and bake it for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve your tiny toast cookies with the jam of your choice. 

Cookie Shaping Hack 3: Cookie Gift Tags

Surprise your loved ones with an edible gift tag! To make these cookie gift tags, form cookie dough into rectangular slices, then use a butter knife to cut off the top corners. Poke a straw through the top of the slices to create a hole, then bake the cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes. Finish up the gift tags by decorating them with edible ink or frosting, and attach them to your gifts!

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