6 Literary Cookie Cutters to Use This Christmas

It isn’t uncommon for holiday traditions to involve revisiting favorite works of literature. Not just a time for reconnecting with family and friends, the holiday season offers ample opportunities to dust off old classics and get lost in the pages of beloved tales. For some, no Thanksgiving is complete without Dickens’ Oliver Twist; for others, each Christmas is spent nose-deep in Gone With the Wind. Last New Year’s Day, my family sat fireside while my dad gave an enlivened reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado before discovering his high school ring later that evening and launching into an even livelier – and louder – recitation of the forward to the first book in Tolkein’s trilogy: “One ring to rule them all…”

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the suspense, romance, and fantasy of literature and while I wholeheartedly approve of spending Christmas day in your new pajama set and slippers reading for hours surrounded by shredded wrapping paper and empty boxes, I’m here to show you how you can incorporate your favorite authors and stories into one of the most important holiday traditions there is: baking Christmas cookies. Set aside the Christmas tree, Santa, and snowman cookie cutters and make room for your favorite authors.

BoeTech, an Etsy shop specialized in making unconventional cookie cutters, has answered our Christmas wishes in bringing us cookie molds of famous writers. The next time you curl up with your holiday favorite, make yourself a plate of cookies and enjoy not only the stories but also the flavors of great literary figures.

Geoffrey Chaucer

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“Love is blind a whimsical cookie cutter”

Christmas Read: The Canterbury Tales

William Shakespeare 

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“A rose cookie by any other name shape would smell as sweet…”

…but Shakespeare reads better with desserts shaped like the Bard himself.

Christmas Read: Twelfth Night

Jane Austen

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Friendship is Cookies are certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

Christmas Read: Pride and Prejudice 

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Emily Dickinson 

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That it will never come again Baking Christmas cookies is what makes life sweet”

Christmas Read: The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman

Edgar Allan Poe

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Have boring cookies “nevermore” once you start baking with this cookie cutter.

Christmas Read: The Masque of the Red Death  

Charles Dickens

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart cookies and try to keep it all the year.” 

…And bah humbug to the old way of baking!

Christmas Read: A Christmas Carol

Happy Holidays, darlings!

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