cookie-cutter

adjective
cook·​ie-cut·​ter | \ ˈku̇-kē-ˌkə-tər How to pronounce cookie-cutter (audio) \

Definition of cookie-cutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by lack of originality or distinction cookie-cutter shopping malls

cookie cutter

noun

Definition of cookie cutter (Entry 2 of 2)

: a device used to cut rolled cookie dough into shapes before baking

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Using the cookie cutter of your choice, turn this basic dough into stars, Christmas trees, and more. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make the Most Delicious Christmas Butter Cookies," 20 Dec. 2018 And the top printing designs aren’t hugely groundbreaking — many are trinkets, toys, decorations, and simple household items like electronics stands or cookie cutters. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years," 11 Dec. 2018 For holes, use pastry tips, straws, or cookie cutter to remove small holes of various sizes from each square. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mouse Cupcakes," 27 July 2018 With floured 2- to 3-inch assorted cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible, wrap and refrigerate trimmings. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make the Most Delicious Christmas Butter Cookies," 20 Dec. 2018 To keep things anything but cookie cutter, the 13-foot island was painted a medium gray to anchor the space and stand out from the white wall cabinets. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Exclusive: How Antonino Buzzetta Transformed His Own Kitchen," 9 Nov. 2018 Cut out watermelon slices using your cookie cutter, set aside. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Using a small square cookie cutter or paring knife, cut out center to make a belt buckle. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 Slice watermelon into 1-inch slices, or to fit the width of your cookie cutter. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of cookie-cutter

Adjective

1963, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

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cookie-cutter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cookie-cutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US, disapproving : very similar to other things of the same kind : not original or different

cookie cutter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cookie cutter (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US : a metal or plastic object that is pressed into the dough that is used to make cookies to give them a certain shape

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