Customizable Snowflake Cookie Cutters

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Customizable Snowflake Cookie Cutters by mathgrrl Nov 23, 2016

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It's time to make the holiday cookies! Use this customizer to generate as many unique snowflake cookie cutters as you want, or download the twelve demo models and get baking right away. This Snowflake Cookie Cutter customizer can create over a billion unique designs, so hurry up and get cooking.

Thanks to @matschi for the great idea of turning the Snowflake Machine into a Snowflake Cookie Cutter Machine!


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How to make a Snowflake Cookie Cutter

Click the "Open in Customizer" button above, then click anywhere in the slider to make a snowflake cookie cutter. If you like it, click the "Create Thing" button, then come back and make some more. If you want a different design, just click somewhere else in the slider. Repeat over one billion times, or until you have enough snowflake cookie cutters for your holiday plans.

How to make cookies

Before you do anything, watch the sugar cookie video clip from the Cookie Clause episode of Good Eats, so Alton Brown can show you the basics of making sugar cookies. Trust me, whatever sugar cookie recipe you use, this video will help you do it successfully.

Because your Snowflake Cookie Cutters will be somewhat detailed, it's best to use a very firm sugar cookie dough recipe. I tested my cutters with The Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies recipe from The Kitchn. Because I am lazy and the cookies were already beautiful and detailed on their own, I didn't bother to decorate them; I just mixed some confectioners sugar and milk to make a glaze and poured it over the cookies. As you can see from the pictures, I might have burned the cookies a little. They were delicious anyway.

More snowflakes!

Don't have a 3D printer, or want something fancy printed for you? You can get custom snowflake earrings and ornaments made with the Snowflake Machine in our print-to-order shop:

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Very nice, great extension of the snowflake machine.

I changed line 22 to
custom_seed = $t * 10000000;
View->Animate, 1000000 steps, 10 fps, and watched the snow flurry!

I get about 3 per second on my MBP

That's funny :)

Now I'm blushing :)
I have to say I tried it myself for about an hour and gave up ;) I'm still a total noob in openscad.
Have to print it right now