Happy December!

vintage aluminum GS cookie cutter, 1949-80

vintage aluminum GS cookie cutter, 1949-80

December marks the beginning of the season of baking- pies, cakes, cookies, desserts of all kinds! Well, did you know that the first week of December is National Cookie Cutter Week? National Cookie Cutter Week was started in the mid 1990’s for the members of the Cookie Cutter Collector’s Club. How fun, right? Girl Scout cookie season may not start for at least a month, but let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the different Girl Scout cookie cutters throughout the years!

vintage plastic GS cookie cutter, 1986-87

vintage plastic GS cookie cutter, 1986-87

Did you know that the very first Girl Scout cookie sale didn’t feature pre-made, pre-packaged cookies? Girls and volunteers spent time in their own kitchens baking cookies, cutting them into trefoil shapes, and wrapping them in wax paper. The earliest mention of a Girl Scout cookie sale dates back to 1917 in Oklahoma and the first time the Atlanta Girl Scout Council held a cookie sale was in 1936! Check out a couple of our past posts to read all about the first Atlanta cookie sale and check out an early Girl Scout cookie recipe!

Metal GS cookie cutter, 2014

Metal GS cookie cutter, 2014

Cookies make a perfect, inexpensive gift that girls of almost any age can help adults make and then give to leaders, volunteers, teachers… anyone! A modern version of the metal, trefoil shaped GS cookie cutter can be found online, sold through the GSUSA website or take a look at your local Badge and Sash store and see if they’re in stock!

Happy December and Happy Baking, everyone!

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Posted on December 1, 2014, in Cookies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. archivesue@aol.com

    Maggie – What a great idea. But then, I shouldn’t be surprised – you do it every time!!! Thanks Loyally, Sue Belden

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