The Geekly Gourmet: Cookie Edition


Pac Man Oven Mitt

Searching for some nerd-o-rific nibbling ideas for your next all-night sci-fi marathon? Look no further. Here are some amazing, simple cookie ideas for the next Black Ops tournament or coding session. With Valentine’s Day looming next month, it’s also a good idea to order now and perfect your technique if you plan to make some for the geek you love. These offerings take baking from ‘ambiguously-limp-wristed activity’ to ‘that is awesome!’ in less time than it would take Seven of Nine to calculate their carb content.

Labcutter Science Cookie Cutters ($12.99 from

This set of four metal cookie cutters includes an atom, an Ehrlenmeyer flask, a beaker of non-Muppet variety, and a test tube. You can use them with a simple sugar cookie recipe and decorate as plainly or elaborately as you want.

Labcutter Science Cookie Cutters

Star Wars Heroes and Villains Cookie Cutters ($19.95 from Williams-Sonoma)

These cutters come complete with spring-loaded imprints, so you’re not working blind when it comes time to ice them. The set of four include Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Yoda, and a Storm Trooper. As an added bonus, incorrectly-made black icing for Darth will turn your teeth black temporarily, making for some interesting photo ops. Here is how to make black frosting the right way.

Star Wars Heroes and Villians Cookies

Star Trek Icons Cookie Cutters ($34.99 from

If your allegiance is sworn to the United Federation of Planets and you’d rather have a phaser instead of a lightsaber, these are the cookie implements for you. This set of three includes a communicator badge shape, a hand making the ‘live long and prosper’ gesture, and an outline of the original USS Enterprise. These can be used with any kind of cookie as the designs are simple, yet immediately recognizable.

Star Trek Icons Cookie Cutters

With so much nerd-love in the cookie world, who doesn’t want a dozen of these? Don’t forget to use your Pac-Man oven mitt! 

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