[Sca-cooks] Cookie Cutters
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Feb 17 11:22:04 PST 2012
Leave out cookie and OED goes back much farther
OED. Cutter-- meaning
"That which cuts; an implement or tool for cutting; the cutting part of
a machine, etc.
Used in a number of specific applications in various trades, and in
numerous combinations, as"
*1631* /Star Chamb. Cases/ (Camden) 84 He provided rules and cutters for
making of farthings.
If farthings here is the cake, then that's a cutter for cutting cakes.
They did have pastry cutters—little circles or a wheel that cuts. See
On Feb 17, 2012, at 1:59 PM, Gretchen Beck wrote:
> For the term, the OED s.v cookie cutter says the usage is American,
> and dates their first quote in 1860.
> Not to say they weren't used earlier, but not with that name. I have
> some lovely gingerbread molds; perhaps gingerbread molds and wafer
> irons is the place to start.
> toodles, margaret
> I have a lady in my shire who is interested in learning of any
> evidence in the use of cookie cutters within our time period. This
> is not an area I've researched. If anyone can point me to some
> sources, I could share with her, it would be most appreciated.
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