House on the Hill cookie molds are fully functional tools that are used to press cookies or crafts, but are beautiful on their own as display pieces on walls or on easels or as decorations on a tree. Our molds are available online, in retail stores and at events.
These cookie molds allow all of us to bake beautiful cookies that remind us of family traditions, history and culture. Many of the original molds, now in museums and private collections, were carved in clay, wood or metal and are as old as 500 years. The “picture” cookies cast from these molds were used to tell stories visually when most people were unable to read or write. They celebrate weddings, births, victories, and holidays. Today contemporary methods have enabled us to replicate these historic molds and produce copies for your enjoyment and use.
House on the Hill has also created original cookie molds, designed and carved in a traditional style, to its product selection.
Our products are proudly made in the USA.
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Resin and Wood Composite
House on the Hill cookie molds are made of a resin and wood composite. Each mold is individually hand cast and carefully hand finished in the USA. Most of our molds are replicas of antique carvings from private collections and museums, some dating as far back as the 1600’s. Since the original carvings have imperfections such as surface cracks and worm holes, our replicas will mimic these characteristics which are not flaws. They add a sense of authenticity and charm to our cookie molds.
Care of Your Cookie Molds
To clean your cookie mold, gently scrub the molds using a soft bristled brush and mild soapy warm water. Never soak the molds in the water. Our cookie molds are NOT oven or dishwasher safe. A mushroom brush works well for scrubbing the molds. After scrubbing, rinse briefly and repeat the scrub where needed. rinse again. Pat with a cotton terry towel to get the press as dry as possible and then let the cookie mold air dry completely before storing in a cool dry place.
If there is some stubborn or dried dough in the molds, put a drop of water on the spot and let it set for a minute; using a round wooden toothpick, clean out the softened dough and wash the mold again. Do NOT use metal skewers or knife tips to clean the molds or you will scratch the finish. Dry the molds as above before storing them.
The cookie molds may chip if they are dropped or struck sharply. Store them wrapped in bubble bags or paper to keep them from clinking against each other.