January 29, 2013

My Vintage Cookie Cutters

When I was a young child, my mother and grandmother would get together and make Mexican sugar cookies.  It was mostly for Christmas but they'd make them for other special occasions too.  I remember my mother having a whole drawer of aluminum cookie cutters that they'd use to cut out the cookies.  

My mom hasn't made sugar cookies in years.  So a couple of weeks ago I showed her my cookie cutter collection and told her I'd love to have hers someday.  She brought over a few but said she didn't know what happened to the rest of them.  I figured she's already given them to someone else or she's not ready to part with them yet.  
So only a handful of these belonged to my mother.   She mostly owned the copper color ones. 

The one in the back with the worn out wooden handle belonged to my grandmother.

I started out keeping my cookie cutters in a small jar but through the years as my collection's grown, so has the jar. 

This is where I keep them now along with a few plastic ones.  In a 2 gallon glass jar.  There's plenty of room for all my cookie cutters plus a little extra room for growth.

I used my silhouette to add the black letters to the jar.

I love having these in my kitchen where I can look at them everyday.  They're too pretty to just be kept in a drawer.  It's important to surround yourself with the things that you love. 

Do you collect cookie cutters?  If not, what do you collect?  Would love to hear from you!


  1. Yes, I do collect cutters. I used mine on my Valentine Mantel this year. They wanted to escape from the kitchen For awhile. I like the covered jar idea. I usually put mine in a basket and have to keep washing the dust off. come over and check out Softly Gleaming and my mantel.

  2. Yes, I collect cookie cutters. You can them on my blog


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