Beautiful Butter, Gorgeous Cookies

Gene Wilson's Cherry Cookie MoldMaking my own butter makes me want my own cedar butter paddle like the one in the kitchen in beautiful Wayne County where I grew up. I have not yet found my butter paddle, but look what turned up instead: Fine hand-carved cherry 1/2 pound butter molds (they work beautifully), butter "stamps" for imprinting an image on a three inch pat of butter, and many types of cookie stamps, molds, and presses. The photo is from the Cookie Mold website, where the options (and recipes) for making ordinary kitchen things beautiful have to be seen to be believed.

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