Repurposed with Love
There used to be a simpler time before Pinterest when a butter cookie in the shape of a star was fancy enough. My Great-Grandma, true to her old-world German roots, didn’t add any glitz in her baking. I think her most decorative cookie was the “rudolph” sporting a cinnamon candy on his nose.
While I inherited a few of her metal cookie cutters, I find myself more apt to pick up goodies that someone else baked with love. Baking just isn’t where my heart is anymore.
Not surprisingly I have repurposed so many of my baking supplies to use with polymer. I’m not sure why I hesitated on these cookie cutters. I guess it felt sacrilegious to admit that I wasn’t going to continue any deep family tradition with them.
So they stayed in a old jar tucked away on a shelf. More than 15 years have passed since my last half-hearted attempt to bake simple butter cookies. It was time to face the fact that this is a part of my past. That is why this month, I repurposed the star cutter for polymer pursuits.
Besides, if I ever want to bake good-old-fashioned butter cookies again, I can always buy a fresh new cutter that might actually be a little more food safe than this century old version.