For beautifully shaped and decorated cookies, invest in these cookie cutters, piping tips and offset spatula by Ateco. We used them for “Classic Cookies” (page 124). They’ll last a baker’s lifetime. Stainless-steel double-sided round COOKIE CUTTERS, $42/5-piece set, WRITING TUBES, $5/4-piece set, and 4 ½ -inch OFFSET SPATULA, $4.50, atecousa.com.
Linzer Cookies (page 127) taste even better after a few hours, when they absorb the jam and soften.