If your cupboards don't already contain these gadgets, you might want to consider purchasing them.
Offset spatulas: Available in several sizes, these utensils are great for spreading frosting on bars and brownies. Your hands stay above the frosting, so it's easy to get into the corners, and you don't have to worry about scraping your fingers in the frosting.
Cookie scoops: Found in many sizes, the scoops guarantee your drop cookies will be uniform in size and shape.
Cookie press: This gadget is most often used for making spritz cookies. The dough is forced out either by a trigger pump or by twisting the handle. Cookie presses come with several different templates that allow you to make various shapes.