I like to display them in my biggest wooden bread dough bowl.
Here are the backs. You can see how crude and homemade they are. And dating from a time when I suppose a farmwife would make cookies often? Perhaps late 1800s.
|scissors, my favorite|
|baby! Or what? |
Ideas gratefully considered,
this one's a msytery to me.
|fox number One|
|fox number two|
|Rabbit number one / jackrabbit|
|Rabbit number two / Bunny|
Birds and Easter egg
|easter egg / damaged|
|Eagle or Christmas turkey|
|Star with tulips|
There were hearts too but keep them with my rather large heart cooky cutter collection.I don't make cutout fancy cookies anymore. So each year I look at this collection and think, Should I sell them? I know they're collectible. But someday---far in the future, when I have a new little grand-helper?---I hope to make a gingerbread Noah's Ark.
This year I made simple shortbread cookies. No one here eats sweets [I threw out 3/4 of the Thanksgiving cheesecake, so sad.] but I feel a holiday dinner needs---something?
I used my grandmother's springerle pin.
It's hand carved, I think pearwood? And it needs a handle repair.
Nothing special but they'll be something to offer on Christmas Day with a cup of tea?
Mo thinks they'll be delish!
gone to the beach..........
|cold but sparkling|