What is a Biscuit Cutter?

This Biscuit Cutter tool is shaped like a circle and has a handle for easy use. It is used to cut biscuit dough into round shapes that are all the same size before baking. A biscuit cutter is just a different kind of cookie cutter. There are many different kinds of cookie cutters, but a biscuit cutter is just round. There are many different sizes of biscuit cutters, but they all have the same shape. In theory, you could use anything that is round and has a hole in the middle instead of a biscuit cutter.

What is a Biscuit Cutter?

A biscuit cutter is a tool used in the kitchen to cut biscuits and other pastries into shapes. Using a biscuit cutter ensures all the biscuits are the same size and shape. This is important for many reasons. There are a lot of stores that sell biscuit cutters. Often, they come in sets of different sizes or shapes that go together. They can also be ordered from companies that sell these kinds of tools.

Usually, a biscuit cutter is made of metal. This is because metal easily shapes into the shape you want, and its sharp edge cuts through biscuit dough easily. Some biscuit cutters are made of plastic, another material that is easy to shape. In a pinch, a glass or wine goblet can also be used as a biscuit cutter. If you need to use a makeshift biscuit cutter, try to find one that isn’t tapered since this will change the shape of the biscuit at the end.

Biscuits are usually round, but you can get biscuit cutters in many different shapes. Biscuit cutters can be used to make hearts, squares, rectangles, dinosaurs, flowers, and other shapes. Unlike a cookie cutter, a biscuit cutter is usually cut in a simple, bold shape without many details. This is because biscuits rise as they cook, making it hard to see details like a person’s arms or the branches of a Christmas tree.

Why Use a Biscuit Cutter?

Many woodworkers use a router with a slot-cutting bit to make grooves for biscuits, but this is a bad idea. First, getting a slot-cutting bit on a router is hard to always go into the edge of the stock exactly perpendicular to the edge of the stock. We think that doing this with a router is a pretty risky thing to do.

On the other hand, you don’t have to worry about these things with a biscuit cutter or plate joiner. The blade, which can spin up to 10,000 RPM, is completely protected by the saw’s guard until it is pushed into the stock. Second, the biscuit cutter’s guide system almost guarantees that it will cut perpendicular to the edge of the stock, ensuring that the fit is always the same.

There are many reasons why it’s important to use a biscuit cutter. The first is how well the food is cooked. If the biscuit dough is rolled out evenly and cut with the same biscuit cutter, it will take the same time to cook each biscuit. If some biscuits cook faster than others, a sheet of even biscuits can also show that something is wrong with an oven. Commercial and professional chefs also need to ensure their food is the same size and shape because customers have come to expect it.

Uses a Biscuit Cutter

First, connect the edges of two boards with a biscuit cutter or plate joiner to ensure the boards will fit together well. The thickness of the two pieces of stock should be the same and touch along the joint. If the two edges don’t match up, you can ensure they are straight by running the two pieces of stock through a jointer. Once you have two boards with straight edges, put them where they will stay on a work table. Make a few small marks across the joint with a pencil to show where each biscuit goes on each board.

Now, put one of the boards aside. Using the biscuit cutter, put the guide fence flat on top of the stock and line up one pencil mark on the cutting guide. Please turn on the saw and push the blade into the stock until it stops. Take the knife out and do it again at each mark. When the cuts on one board are done, move to the other and cut the slots that match.

When all the cuts are done, put some glue in the slots of one board and put a biscuit in each slot. Then, put glue in the slots of the other board and slide it onto the biscuits. Use clamps to hold the joint together while the glue dries, but be careful not to tighten the clamps so much that you squeeze all the glue out of the joint.

The best way to use a biscuit cutter is to roll out biscuit dough on a lightly floured surface. Most of the time, the biscuit cutter is dunked in flour to keep it from sticking. It is then placed in the corner of the dough sheet and pressed through the dough in one smooth motion. Most cooks cut their biscuits together to get the most out of the dough. Most biscuit dough can only be rolled out once, so cooks try to get the most biscuits out of each batch of dough.

The material of the biscuit cutters and how easy they are to store can affect which set you choose for your kitchen. Almost the only thing that will help you choose the best biscuit cutter is what shape you want your biscuit to be. But it would help if you considered a few other things before buying your next set.


Four different materials can be used to make biscuit cutters: plastic, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum. Most biscuit cutters are made of plastic or aluminum, which are cheap and easy to take out of the dough. They usually have a blunter edge, which makes them the safest choice for young children. But they are likelier to break and lose their shape than other things.


The theme of the biscuit cutters is something else to consider when choosing your next set. For a seasonal treat, you can get biscuits that go with most holidays, like biscuits in the shape of Santa Claus for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day, or footballs for Super Bowl Sunday.

There are simple circle-shaped cutters for making and decorating cookies that don’t have to do with a certain season or event. They could also be used for holiday parties because they can be decorated to fit any theme. A biscuit press is another tool used to make biscuits with the same shape every time.

HULISEN Biscuit Cutter Set 

HULISEN Biscuit Cutter Set


Storage Tip

It’s important to think about how biscuit cutters can be stored. Most sets of biscuit cutters are small and easy to carry. Some styles, though, are bigger and will take up more space. The drawers can get messy and out of order if a set doesn’t have a storage piece. Some sets are made, so the smaller cutters fit the larger ones, making them easier to store. Some sets even come with a small case that makes it easy to bring the cutters to any event. Before you choose your next set, look at how much space you have in your kitchen.

Is a Biscuit Cutter the Same as a Cookie Cutter?

A biscuit cutter is an unadorned cookie cutter. Cookie cutters come in all kinds of fun shapes and sizes, like the arms and legs of a person or the branches of a Christmas tree. On the other hand, biscuit cutters usually have a simple, bold shape. So, if you can’t find a biscuit cutter, you can also use a cookie cutter to make something similar. Make sure the cookie cutter has high sides so you can easily cut the biscuit dough without ruining its shape.

Biscuit Cutter Safety

Even though most of the safety rules for woodworking tools are common sense, they should always be said again. First, read the safety rules that come with the plate joiner’s instructions and follow them. Second, always use your plate joiner with the right safety gear, like safety glasses. Also, ensure your biscuit cutter only has sharp blades, and never use it without the blade guard in place. Make sure the motor runs at full speed before you plunge, and never press on the side of a spinning blade to slow it down.


If you have extra biscuit dough and want something to do with it, you could make cinnamon rolls. Wrap cinnamon and butter pats in strips of dough, and then lightly brush the rolls with milk or an egg. Even though the dough has been rerolled, it may not be as light and flaky, but the sweet rolled biscuit will probably still be a hit, especially with the kids.

A biscuit joiner, also called a biscuit jointer or a plate joiner is a tool used in woodworking to join two pieces together. A biscuit joiner has a small circular saw blade that cuts a crescent-shaped hole (called the mouth) in the opposite edges of two pieces of wood or wood composite panels.