Cookie Stamp of German Settlers in Texas

19th century baking tool used to design simple treats

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19th century baking tool used to design simple treats
19th century baking tool used to design simple treats

Cookies molded by cookie cutters are a beloved tradition at festive celebrations. This cookie stamp, or mold, was brought to Texas by German immigrants in the 1850s. Using a special cookie dough made with extra eggs, bakers rubbed sugar onto the mold and then pressed it into rolled-out dough. The dough was allowed to set overnight and then baked into the anxiously-awaited imprinted cookies the next day. 

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Cookie Stamp of German Settlers in Texas Artifact from Kerrville, TX
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