Step 5: Tip for sturdier cookies
This is a bit of a design call, but thin features can trap dough and tear off when you move the dough to the baking sheet. Look at the version one K-9 cookie cutter and see how thin the ear is. I reshaped and widened it a bit in version 2. After making cookies, it turns out that the tail and ear needed to made even thicker, so I went to V3. The trick is to make the cookie sturdy enough that you can get it onto the baking sheet without it falling apart, but also have it resemble the intended shape/object - it is a blancing act.
Note: the blue images are from the Axon2 software that I use to generate the toolpath (gcode) that actually controls the 3d printer. I can use it to preview what the result with be without having to print the physical object. I tweaked the distance between points until I got white space in the ear and tail sections. Depending on print settings and printer tuning, the physical printed object might not look exactly like the displayed toolpath (gcode).
You can also make sturdy cookies by rolling the dough out thicker.