3D-printed Christmas cookies help make the holidays geekier

3D printer cookiesRalf Holleis

One of the best ways to measure a new technology’s success is through food. And with the holidays upon us, what better way to put your 3D printer to work than to have make all those intricate festive cookies for you?

Ralf Holleis used his custom 3D printer to run off loads of colorful, patterned cookies. Pushing the cookie cutter aside, he uses 3D software to initially design each cookie pattern. From there, it’s just a case of filling the printer with cookie dough and watching the Spirograph-style cookies take shape. Once complete, they head straight to the oven—then into your mouth!

The only downside appears to be the final result once the cookies come out of the oven. As you can imagine, things tend to change shape a bit as they bake, so some patterns lose their original detailing.

Still, this is one extra pair of hands to save a bit of time, giving you more time to worry about the rest of the Christmas meal or snacks that needs preparing. If you don’t have a 3D printer going handy though, you could always pick up a few geeky cookie cutters from WarpZone’s Etsy store.

[Ralf Holleis via Gizmodo]

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