cookie cutter

a device, usually of metal, for cutting shaped forms, as circles or stars, for cookies from dough that has been rolled flat.

1900–05, Americanism Unabridged


having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
1.  a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
2.  resembling many others of the same kind: a row of cookie-cutter houses

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Example sentences
About a tenth of the landscape was cut out in cookie-cutter shapes.
Straying away from cookie-cutter decorations, each room in the three buildings
  has its own arrangement.
Boutique hotels that defy the cookie-cutter formula expect another big year.
Two cookie-cutter basic room types, village room and village loft with kitchen
  facilities, come centrally located in the village.
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