Looking for the best cookie cutters to make biscuits for a special occasion? We've found the perfect cookie cutters for every occasion all year round: from classic gingerbread for Christmas to adorable Easter lambs, spooky Halloween sets and Valentine's Day hearts. Plus, the best cookie cutters for birthdays or themed bakes, from planes and animals to princess crowns and Disney icons.

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As well as stamping out biscuits ready for decorating, cookie cutters can be used to stamp out royal icing to decorate bakes, or even cut fruit into fun shapes for quirky salads. Metal cookie cutters will give the cleanest cut and are perfect for intricate designs (and can be popped in the dishwasher afterwards), while plastic or silicone are great for soft icing and also less sharp if you're baking with kids.

If you want to decorate your finished cookies, we've tested the best piping bags to make it easy. For more baking reviews, read our best silicone baking mats (perfect for baking your cookies on), best springform cake tins, best loaf tins, best tart tins and best bundt tins reviews. For the very best cakes, breads and meringues, our best stand mixers showcase all the must-have kit.

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Halloween
Christmas
Valentine's Day
Easter
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Halloween

Ounona eight-piece Halloween cookie cutters

halloween cookie cutters

Give shop-bought sweets a miss this year and get into the spooky spirit with these Halloween-themed cookie cutters, ready to match any Halloween outfits.


Christmas

Meri Meri mini Christmas cookie cutters

Meri Meri Christmas Cookie Cutters

Short on time but want to treat your friends and family over the festive period? Bake a batch of spiced Christmas biscuits using our recipe then form into festive shapes with these fun cookie cutters and give to your family and friends as foodie Christmas gifts.


Re reindeer biscuit cutters

Stamp out a whole herd of reindeer with these sharp stainless steel cutters, complete with extra embossed detailing so the finished cookies will still look decorated even without icing.

Available from: Re (£4.50)


John Lewis gingerbread man nesting cookie cutters

Spend a festive afternoon making a whole gingerbread family with this trio of nesting gingerbread man cutters in smart shiny copper.


ProCook star cookie cutters

This set of starry cookie cutters has five sizes to cover every need – the smaller sizes will be perfect for decorating Christmas cake. They come with a one-year guarantee and handy loop to keep them together in your drawer.

Available from:
ProCook (£4)


Schneider set of three Christmas tree cutters

Bake a whole forest of cookies with this trio of cutters, ready to be sprinkled with icing sugar for a snowy scene. They come in a helpful flat storage tub to keep them together in your drawer.


ProCook Christmas cookie stamp set

This simple silicone cookie stamp with a wooden handle makes creating a variety of designs easy. The four interchangeable patterns – Christmas tree, reindeer, gingerbread man and present – mean you can create festive bakes in seconds.

Available from:
ProCook (£6)


Just Cutters snowman hat cutter

Take your pick of sizes with this fun snowman cutter – from a large 10cm cutter for easy cookie decorating, to mini 1, 2 or 3cm sizes perfect for topping cupcakes. These plastic cutters are less sharp than metal, so great for children to use.

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Available from:
Just Cutters (from £4.29)


Valentine's Day

Lakeland heart with heart inside cookie cutter

This double heart cookie cutter cuts two hearts in one: saving you time and leaving one large heart with a hollow centre and one mini biscuit from the middle. It has a three-year guarantee and is dishwasher safe.

Available from:
Lakeland (£2.99)


3D Cookie Cutter Shop rustic hearts cookie cutter set

Rustic hearts cookie cutter set 3D Cookie Cutter Shop

Show your loved ones even more love with a batch of heart-shaped biscuits. The variety of shapes adds an artisan feel, perfect for gift-wrapping and giving as homemade Valentine’s Day gifts.

Available from:
Etsy (from £8.15)


KitchenCraft six flower cookie cutters

Show your love with a bouquet of flowers – edible flowers! This set of six colourful cutters are great for biscuits but the larger sizes could also be used for stamping out pastry for tarts, or use the small flowers to stamp icing decorations. They come in a storage case to keep together.

Available from:
Amazon (£4.99)


Just Cutters lips cutter

Available in a range of sizes for every need, these fun lips cutters are perfect for Valentine’s bakes or hen party creations.

Available from:
Just Cutters (from £4.29)


Easter

3D Cookie Cutter Shop mini bunny cookie cutter set

Bunny Cookie Cutter Set Etsy

Your seasonal treats will be even sweeter with these cute cutters, great for when you have children wanting to get creative in the kitchen.

Available from:
Etsy (from £8.36)


Lakeland lamb stainless steel cutter

This adorable lamb cookie cutter is perfect for novelty Easter baking – pipe on fluffy white icing for extra cuteness.

Available from:
Lakeland (£1.99)


Re rabbit and carrot biscuit cutters

These stainless steel cutters are precision made in Germany to ensure every detail comes through. We love the clever duo of rabbit plus carrot, with extra engraving on the carrot for maximum detail in finished bakes.

Available from:
Re (from £4)


Just Cutters egg cutter

Keep it simple with this oval Easter egg cutter – then let creativity flow with icing unique decorations.

Available from:
Just Cutters (from £3.89)


Novelty

Ruukon Disney cookie cutter set for kids

Join Mickey Mouse in the kitchen – whether baking with cookie dough or pastry, these cookie cutters are great for a Disney-themed party.

Available from:
Amazon (£5.99)


Ruukon unicorn cookie cutter set

Unicorn Cookie Cutters

Cute, dainty and perfect for an enchanted birthday party! Add a touch of magic to your biscuits with these handmade cookie cutters – ideal for those who are totally unicorn obsessed.

Available from:
Amazon (£5.99)


Amazon Basics biscuit cutter set

Be prepared for every occasion with this complete set of 25 stainless steel cutters, covering all the basic shapes that you can then decorate further with extra detail. From squares, circles and flowers to seasonal essentials for Christmas and Halloween.


Wilton princess cookie cutter set

Complete the fairytale with this princess-themed set complete with a castle, Cinderella-style high heels and crown.

Available from:
Hobbycraft (£3.50)


Wilton transport theme cookie cutter set

Containing a steam train, aeroplane and race car, this wallet-friendly set is perfect for any transport obsessive or young birthday party. They come complete with a recipe to get you started.

Available from:
Hobbycraft (£3.50)


Bake your own 3D space ships

Choose your space ship style for a clever set of cutters that combine to make interlocking 3D biscuit sculptures.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£9.95)


Inovashon animal cookie cutters

We love this animal-themed cutter set for its unusual choice of animals including an octopus, giraffe and crab, for some quirky bakes and shapes. As a bonus, the set comes with six piping tips and pastry bag ready to start icing biscuits.

Available from:
Amazon (£9.99)


Lakeland dog bone cookie cutter

Dog Bone Cookie Cutter Lakeland

For the animal lovers out there, this stainless-steel cookie cutter is a no-brainer. You can even use them to make your own dog biscuits – try our peanut butter-based recipe here.

Available from:
Lakeland (£1.99)


Keniao baby shower cookie cutters set

Whether you’re hosting a baby shower, celebrating a friend’s new bundle of joy, or revealing the gender of your baby, get a little professional help with these playful cutters.

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