Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage Cookie Gun,Fun!


Oh what fun it was to bake cookies using my mom's vintage cookie press gun. So easy and so good.

Many years ago, mom and I would make cookies using this wonderful tool. At some point I even taped the recipe in the lid. And look, the original price tag still on the box from Montgomery Wards. I am not sure of the year, but if was sometime in the early 60's. I remember being in the first grade when we made these delicious butter cookies in sweet designs made from the interchangeable plates.




It really was fun times back then when mom and I baked together. I have not used this tool in awhile so I thought this year I would bake few and share the day with you. Here is a bit of the process. An old cookie baking craft, but still as yummy today as it was then.











So yummy good. Did you notice Miss B looking on? She always has to see what mom is up to! LOL of course she had to have a little taste. She agreed they are too good!

In the end of my baking day, I had to make a batch of Snickerdoodles to fill my Christmas Cottage Cookie Jar. These also bring back many memories of being the room mother for my son's grade school classes. The kiddos always loved them.

Thank you for coming over to bake some fresh cookies created with my vintage cookie gun tool. I will be back tomorrow and share my trips to the White House, never before shown on my blog. I hope you can join me as we visit the Nations Capital.
Till then, enjoy the day and Merry Christmas.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

15 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... how fun!... I love those kinds of cookies!... my mama had an old cookie press with those changeable designs,which I now have, but it was not like a gun... I have never seen one like yours before!... the cookies look so pretty and I love Miss Beazy looking up at them!... I so remember Montgomery Wards... are they still even around? Snickerdoodles are my very favorite, yum! And your Christmas cookie jar makes them even more special... I will be back for sure tomorrow to visit the White House with you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What fun Celeste! Those cookies look so good!! There's nothing like Christmas cookies is there? Your home & studio look so fabulous, I can close my eyes and be sitting at your dining table or by your fireplace... your home is so warm and inviting!!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and Larry!!
Love, Sherry & Wes

Graceful Rose said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed your post about the cookies. Brings back lots of memories for me. I am looking forward to your blog about visiting the White House.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This looks like more fun than rolling them out and cutting! I love this tool and the recipe sounds yummy! I clicked on it to enlarge...such yummy ingredients! Enjoy your week! ♥

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Celeste, this looks like so much fun!! I want a cookie gun :) My grandma used to make these and oh are they good!1 Miss Beazy is so cute watching you bake :) Some of my best memories are making cookies with my mom too. Such a special time of year. It seems to be when we would do the most talking and doing things together. I miss those days!! Trying to carry it on with my children :)
Beautiful post, I just want to reach through the screen and try one of those yummy cookies, lol!
Merry Christmas!!
Love you sweet friend,
Amy

Robin said...

Spritz cookies are the best and there is nothing better than those old cookie guns. Your cookies look yummy! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hugs,
Robin

Mariette said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

It is more the Mother-daughter bonding that goes with this cookie gun; fond memories! They indeed turn out perfectly and of course Miss B approves of them; who would not?!
Thanks for sharing this with us and look forward to your next blog!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Ess D'Ess Bears said...

I can remember using a similar instument in cooking class at school...that was a very nostalgic trip Celeste.
Your cookies turned out perfectly and look so tempting...everything yummy is tempting me lately, but I have been resisting. LOL!!
Happy Holidays!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Celeste, we ARE a lot alike! I've got an old-fashioned cookie press, too! Bree just used it for her annual cookie exchange party that she hostesses! She used the spritz, the snowflake and the tree designs. I've got that exact recipe, too! They are yummy and always turn out perfectly. Beaz looks so sweet patiently awaiting her nibbles! I'm going to make Snickerdoodles, too, for Christmas day!!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

ginny said...

How fun, but alas! no baking here from me this year.
I managed to get the gifts wrapped, house clean, and laundry caught up before my surgery on Wednesday. Baking had to go to the wayside this year:(
Have a blessed Christmas Celeste to you and yours!

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, I had to leave you a comment tonight. i have one of your cookie guns that belonged to my mother-in-law. She always baked Christmas cookies with the kids as they were growing up. I want to reach through the computer and get a cookie to go with a cup of hot tea. It brought back alot of memories because my mother also had one. Thanks for the memories. Merry Christmas from Your Missouri Friend.

Mari said...

OHHH WOW!!! HOW FUN AND YUMMY TOO....LOL
AND THAT SWEET MISS B OF YOURS IS SOOO LUCKY TO GET A SWEET TASTE...LOL

I WISH YOU A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS SWEET FRIEND, IT HAS BEEN GREAT GETTING TO KNOW YOU THIS PAST YEAR SWEETIE, YOU MEET THE SWEETEST PEOPLE IN BLOGLAND :) LOVE TO YOU!!

XO~MARI

A Hint of Home said...

How special to have your Mom's cookie press. What great memories you must have of cookie baking together.
The cookies turn out so cute with that thing!
Only a few more days and Christmas will be here. Can hardly believe it!
Enjoy this week and all the activities it brings!
Merry Christmas Celeste!
You are a sweet friend!
Hugs!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Brings back happy memories for me too, remember helping my Mother make cookies with a press, with all the gorgeous patterns.
Your biscuits look wonderful.

Hugs
Carolyn

Mary said...

Dear Celeste, My mother never made a lot of cookies,but when I got old enough I did the sugar cut outs and decorated them:) My Dad
( after he retired) would make oatmeal raisins and sit and time his.(so cute sitting on the kitchen stool:) Baking stirs up such sweet memories,some worth a few tears.
I receive my box from Etsy and all the ornaments are Lovely :) I thank You for all the wonderful packing and sweet extra's. God Bless you Sweet Friend.Hugs,Mary:)

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..