We’ve gathered up some of our favorite modern baking supplies (most of which we personally use in our own kitchens) to make these old-fashioned Christmas cookie recipes.
All the cookie-baking supplies you’ll need this holiday season — and then some!
Tools for measuring
This set of 5 measuring cups and 6 measuring spoons is stainless steel with a copper-stained finish. Sturdy, durable and rust-proof!
This handy trio of measuring cups ensures you'll always have the right size on hand. Each has easy-to-read measurement markings in red for at-a-glance precision, easy-grip handles, and spouts designed for controlled pouring. And because they're made of durable Pyrex glass, you can melt ingredients like butter or chocolate right in the cup – and then pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Besides being excellent prep bowls for pre-measuring and organizing your baking ingredients, you can also use these small glass bowls as mini serving dishes for jellies, dips & sauces, candy, fruits, ice cream or other desserts.
Made from chip-resistant earthenware, this mixing bowl is perfect for stirring up bread and cookie dough, as well as cake batter, pastries and pudding mixes. Intricately embossed with scenes of whimsical forest animals, the pattern is designed to help you maintain a secure grip on the bowl while mixing - and it's really pretty, too!
Compact, lightweight and great for your everyday mixing needs. This hand mixer features 6 speeds, 2 Flex Edge Beaters and the power and control to mix up your favorite cookie dough, cake batter, mashed potatoes and so much more.
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This stand mixer is a classic for a reason! Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the KitchenAid classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. Sturdy, all-metal construction. It has an easy-access, tilt-head design and a 4-1/2 quart, brushed stainless steel bowl.
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Sure, you can find much cheaper wooden spoons, but if you are an devoted home cook, then you deserve quality in your essential kitchen tools! Made by skilled artisans and woodworkers in Lancaster Pennsylvania, each spoon is carved and sanded smooth. Made from 100% pure locally-sourced maple, these wooden spoons are light but extremely strong, durable, and food safe. This natural material will be gentle on your cookware, keeping your pots and pans in excellent condition.
Made of food-grade silicone and BPA-free, these silicone spatulas do not react with food or beverages, or produce any hazardous fumes. Sturdy and durable, they are firm enough to use for flipping and scraping, but soft enough that they won't scratch your pans.
No kitchen is complete without this utensil essential! Sturdily crafted from stainless steel, this all-purpose 10-inch wire balloon whisk will do all your heavy whipping.
This versatile trio of glass mixing bowls include 3 sizes that do triple duty. Glass is the ideal material for cooking: in one bowl, you can mix your ingredients, pop into the microwave when you need to, and even serve, all in the same bowl. With 3 sizes to work with, you’re ready for anything your recipe calls for. Pop them into the dishwasher for easy clean-up, and then store them nested to save space.
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You'll get amazing results every time with professional-quality aluminum baking sheets. The superior heat conductivity of aluminum ensures that you achieve consistent, evenly browned results every time you bake. Pure aluminum will never rust, and a reinforced, encapsulated rim prevents warping.
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Whether you’re baking multiple batches of cookies or keeping track of sides at dinner, this kitchen timer will help things run smoothly. With three 100-hour timers and a stopwatch function, this timer is the perfect kitchen helper, and it has a large, easy-to-read screen with an inverse backlight. The timer’s volume is adjustable, and three unique beeps tell you exactly what timer has run out without having to check. Three AAA batteries included.
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Kids will love decorating all kinds of holiday treats with this fun assortment of sprinkles. Adds a festive touch to cupcakes, sugar and spritz cookies, cakes, brownies and more. Includes sanding sugars, nonpareils, jimmies, and confetti sprinkles all in a festive red, green and white -- as well as a medley of green trees, white stars and red jimmies.
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Serving & gifting
At 13-inches round, these Christmas serving platters are perfect for serving up your holiday sweets & treats. Made of durable plastic, you can leave them behind at parties or potluck events with no regrets, or re-use at home season after season.
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Welcome your guests to a very merry holiday table with this whimsical, yet oh-so-practical Christmas Tree serving tray set. Sure to make a statement!