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Make your own (robot) cookie cutters


Who still has baking left to do? If you are starting to feel a bit over the trees and reindeer, why not make a set of robot Christmas cookies!?! Your kids will love them and the robots add a fun spark to the normal holiday routine. These cookies are inspired by the crazy amazing holiday wrapping from Fossil. I am partnering with them to bring you the cookie recipe + my secret hidden trick for being able to make any cookie shape I want, whenever I want to make it!



No cookie can be complete without the right kitchen supplies. A retro kitchen timer watch inspired by the 1950’s kitchen gadget is an awesome addition for your holiday baking session, any kitchen loving friend would be thrilled with this gift. Besides cute watches, a cookie cutter is the first item you’ll grab when wanting to make cut-out cookies. Not a bad thing, unless you want to make robots in December. Good luck finding that one on the shelf. Instead, let’s make our own cookie cutters!


All you need to make a cookie cutter is a printed template of the shape you want, a piece of thick card stock cut into 1 inch strips, scissors, tape and aluminum foil. Following the printed template, create the design out of the card stock to get the cookie cutter shape right and tape into place. Cover the design with aluminum foil to create strength while keeping the cutting bottom edge of the paper sharp. You just made a cookie cutter! Once this project is learned, there is no end to the shapes and amounts of awesome cookies you can create!

Press the cutter into the cut-out dough for cookies any shape you want, whenever you want them.


To make the sugar cookie dough you’ll need; 1 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 5 cups flour + more for rolling.

Start by beating shortening and sugar together until creamed. Add in the eggs, the sour cream, and vanilla, mix well. Mix the salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour in a separate bowl. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until just until combined.

Kneed the dough into a big ball and wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap to chill 4-6 hours or overnight.

To make the cookies, roll dough out on a non-stock surface (your counter covered in flour will work) and cut out shapes. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.


If you are gifting cookies this year, take note from the robot product line that Fossil has released this year and gift them in style! Pair a batch of homemade cookies with the kitchen timer watch (it also comes in white) for a thoughtful gift any baker will love.

This post is done in promotional partnership with Fossil, a brand I adore. Thanks so much for supporting our site sponsors.


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    • Audrey, Just to clarify – it only works with cut out cookie dough, which is made to be rolled out and keep its shape. It won’t work with spoon and drop cookie dough. xoxo

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