Seven Kitchen Tools That'll Take Holiday Cookie Decorating to the Next Level

Gingerbread cookies with hot chocolate

Whether you're making gifts for loved ones or baking for Santa, these decorating tools are here to make the job easier. With markers, icing tips, and more you'll be able to make pretty Christmas desserts that everyone can enjoy.

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Cookie Scoop Set

They might not be decorating tools per se, but these stainless-steel scoops ensure evenly sized cookies, which definitely give your treats a professional look. The set features a small, medium, and large option so whether you're scooping snowball cookies or ice cream, they've got you covered. Plus, their ergonomic design alleviates pressure on your wrist and hand. ($55;

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Decorating Kit

If you love to bake, then this decorating kit is a must-have. With 36 icing tips, you'll be able to frost cakes, layer icing, and even get the small details just right on gingerbread cookies. It also comes with a reusable silicone pastry bag, two icing couplers, and a carrying case to keep everything organized. ($11;

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Decorating Turntable

Decorating all sides of a cookie can be difficult (and messy), but this turntable solves that problem. Its nonslip base and 360-degree revolution make it easy to decorate all angles of a cookie or cupcake for a smooth, professional-looking finish. It also comes with a nonslip silicone mat to keep your treat in place as you're decorating. ($20;

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Christmas Cookie Stencil Set

When it comes to creating intricate designs, don't stress trying to draw them by hand. Instead, use one of these stencils to decorate your favorite Christmas cookies. The set includes 20 sturdy stencils in a variety of holiday-themed patterns like bells, snowflakes, reindeer, and more. Made of food-grade plastic, they're reusable pieces you can use to make masterpieces year after year. ($10;

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Food Coloring Pens

Giving Santa eyes, Frosty buttons, and Rudolph a red nose just got a lot simpler with these food coloring pens. Featuring a double-sided design, the wide tip covers large areas while the fine tip works for outlining and adding precise details. The 11-piece set includes a variety of colors for all your decorating needs. Plus, they're FDA approved so they're safe for everyone, including kids. ($17;

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Mini Measuring Cups

Make cookie decorating—and baking—easier with this mini measuring set. The four beakers are great for mixing food coloring, measuring precise amounts of extract flavoring, and mess-free pouring thanks to their funnel spouts. Just like the top-rated Oxo mixing bowls, the beakers nest inside each other to conserve drawer space so you can tuck them away easily. ($10;

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Cookie Cutter Set

With 101 pieces, you won't be reaching for this cookie cutter set just when Santa Claus is comin' to town. Of course, it features some of the most-popular Christmas cookie shapes like trees, gingerbread, and snowmen, but the bundle also has pieces for Easter, Halloween, Valentine's Day, and more. It even has the entire alphabet for spelling out special messages for year-round fun. ($9, usually $15;

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