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It’s that time of year when there’s so much to celebrate — and, often, we celebrate with cookies. From potlucks to bake sales to cookie swaps, there’s no shortage of opportunities to indulge in one of the season’s most popular treats. All of these baking occasions can be stressful, but having useful tools on hand will make it easy to whip up professional-looking treats without worrying about sticky pans and messy decorating tools.

As part of our Buy This List TODAY series, we’ve created a curated list of essential baking supplies that will have you baking cookies worthy of a pastry chef. From mess-free cookie stamps to a non-stick baking mat that makes it easy to space out your dough, these five baking must-haves will help you enjoy holiday cookie season (and impress family and friends while you’re at it). are). Plus, they’ll help you keep your space tidy and organized.

Keep reading to shop our five essential holiday cookie swapping items, plus other baking supplies to get you through candy season.

Holiday Cookie Exchange Essentials

Wilton Ultra Bake Professional 3 Tier Stackable Cooling Racks

Between holiday bake sales and cookie swaps, many of us make a plot cookies this year. These cooling racks interlock so you can stack them vertically, allowing you to organize and chill multiple batches of cookies at once without sacrificing all of your counter space. Additionally, the brand says the grates have a non-stick coating for easy cleaning.

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own bakery-worthy holiday cookies, consider swapping out your basic cookie cutters for these snowflake cookie stamps. Simply press the stamp onto the surface of each ball of cookie dough to transfer the design before baking. It’s an easy way to create professional-looking cookies, and you won’t have to worry about leftover dough.

Perfect Baking Mat for Silpat Cookies

No non-stick pans? No problem! The brand claims this reusable nonstick baking mat will help you “create the perfect cookie every time” without using cooking sprays, oils or single-use liners. It also features circular guides allowing you to easily space out the dough for even heat distribution.

Tovolo Magnetic Nested Measuring Set

You’ll never have to fumble around with mismatched measuring tools again with this magnetic set. Featuring a wide range of cups and spoons, this system is perfect for wet and dry ingredients and keeps your cooking station compact and organized.

Set of 9 nesting bowls Made By Design

This set comes with three different sized bowls that can be used to mix ingredients, and they come with lids so you can easily chill or store batter and frosting. As a bonus, the slicing and grating attachments will come in handy for everyday meal prep the rest of the year.

More Holiday Baking Supplies

Favorite party and bright holiday nuggets

Holiday cookies aren’t complete without a sprinkle of festive sprinkles. This set includes three sprinkle mixes with glitter stars and balls for an easy finishing touch.

Wondershop Gingerbread Men Plastic Candy Bags 20 Pack

Whether you’re giving away holiday treats or baking for a cookie swap, store your delicious bites in these resealable treat bags. Available in packs of 20, they are perfect for cookies, candies and more. Plus, you can grab 20 for just $3!

Favorite daily cooking glaze

To make your cookies even more festive and even more delicious, this vanilla cookie frosting comes in an easy-squeeze pouch so you can create detailed designs or a simple base to sprinkle on. It’s perfect for gingerbread, sugar cookies and more!

Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix

Impress your friends and family with classic, festive gingerbread cookies. Depending on the brand, this mixture requires few ingredients and only 8 to 10 minutes in the oven.

Threshold Cotton Candy Cane Mini Oven Gloves

Protect your hands with a pair of mini oven mitts – we think these will be your new pair of dedicated holiday baking. Available in a set of two, the brand says these cotton-blend mitts are suitable for moving hot oven and stovetop trays.


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