From DT Online
Biscuit Cutters (aka Biscuit Cutters or Cookie Cutters) are shapes commonly made from Tinplate, Stainless Steel or Plastics which are pushed through soft dough to produce cut-outs in the shape of the cutter's outline.
Features and Uses
Cutters are available in a variety of geometric and natural (i.e. animal and plants form) shapes. They are pushed by hand through pastry dough to produce the required biscuit or pastry shape. They are therefore a good example of Stamping or Blanking because it is the piece cut out which is needed.
- Metal cutters may have quite sharp edges so choose Plastics for young children to use.