I’m sure many families have a tradition of baking cookies. It’s a great way to get some face-time in with the family and make something yummy in the process. In fact, making cookies is perhaps at the top of the list when it comes to fun things to do in the kitchen.
One of the reasons why baking cookies is so much fun is because of all of the tools we can use in the kitchen. Perhaps we even use some of the same tools as our mother used and we feel nostalgic every time we do it. This might include some retro items that may be ‘new and improved’ but we still use the same old products that have been a staple in kitchens for decades.
There is a good reason why many of those items have been around for so long; they work great! Sure, they make us think back to the days when we would bake in the kitchen with our mother or grandmother but we are also building memories with the youngsters in our home as well. At times, you might even consider baking some of that notalgia right into the treats, such as these vintage items baked as a cookie.
1. Vintage Pyrex Cookies
If you look in the corner of your cabinets, you might just find some vintage Pyrex dishes. Go have a look and if you have them, you would be amazed at how they haven’t changed all that much over the years. The cookies in this batch were created by Morgan G. Cookies. It seems that she is more than somebody who designs cookies that look like Pyrex dishes, she makes flower bouquets, landscapes and almost everything in between.
2. Retro Ball Mason jars
If you are old enough to remember cooking in the kitchen with your grandmother and using retro mason jars, I’m sure that you probably have some set aside for nostalgic reasons. Dany’s Cakes brings them back to life with these beautiful mason jar cookies that are perfect for any type of get together. The details are awesome and it even looks like the actual writing on the old jars.
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3. Vintage KitchenAid Mixer
If you are a big fan of KitchenAid, then you will remember the vintage mixer and you may even have one of the new ones in your kitchen. In 2018, KitchenAid’s 100th-anniversary celebration was held and these cookies were part of them. They were created by Prima Donna Custom Cookies, and they are very close to the mixer that your mother or grandmother used to use.
4. Blue Dianthus Pyrex
Cookies for England puts the icing on the cake with these vintage Pyrex cookies. It is the Blue Dianthus line of Pyrex dishes and now we have to have some for ourselves. So much work went into the detail that they almost look too good to eat.
If you weren’t inspired to bake some cookies when you started reading this article, you are probably already heading for the kitchen. You may not be able to create one of these masterpieces on your first try but with a little practice, you will be amazed at what you are able to do.