In 2006 when I announced that I would no longer be designing and making Brown Bag Cookie Molds, I was deluged with letters from the many mothers and grandmothers, bakers and collectors, crafters and teachers whom I had come to know through Brown Bag over the years. “You can’t stop!” I heard over and over.
But I was tired; I needed a break so that the creativity and joy that had engendered the cookie molds in the first place could resurface.
I didn’t know how long this would take, and I didn’t know what form it would take, but I knew something would come.
Well, I’m back! Lucy and Brown Bag are back in the cookie game.
I’ve just created the first set of Classic Cookie Stamps in what I hope will be a lovely collection. This fall, I’m introducing 4 Classic Christmas Cookie Stamps, a smiling Santa, a Snowflake, a Christmas Tree, and a tiny Reindeer, leaping across the winter sky.
The fluted handles are simple and elegant, each glazed a cranberry red. A special recipe booklet with 5 recipes and complete instructions is tied to the handle with a narrow satin ribbon to make it easy to press 3”cookies that “look as good as they taste”. The stamps are about 3” tall.