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Cookie Cutters Just In Time For Christmas
December 17th, 2011 by

My old star-shaped cookie cutter fits in well with the playing card suit cutters I bought on eBay.

My old star-shaped cookie cutter fits in well with the playing card suit cutters I bought on eBay.

These vintage babies arrived in the mail this week.

Every Christmas I make Befana cookies and look for cookie cutters in the shape of the four playing card suits (that’s how my grandmother made them) but had no luck until this year. Last week, I found them on eBay and today I got to use them.

They’re vintage cookie cutters, from the 30s or 40s and they work better than what is made today. These cutters pick up the dough when you use them and the wooden handles allow you to pop off a cookie with one shake, keeping the shape in tact.

Up until now, I only had a vintage star-shaped cookie cutter with a wooden handle and a newer spade-shaped cutter that didn’t work as well.

If you don’t have vintage cookie cutters in the shape of playing card suits, don’t fret. A Befana cookie by any other shape would taste as sweet.

Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!

Find more recipes in the Food section.

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