By the end of the 1700s, tinsmiths began making cookie cutters.
Tinsmiths' work resembles the lighter part of the work of the coppersmith.
American tinsmiths began creating cookie cutters in fanciful shapes with a full plate on the back of the cutter.
Solder was extremely expensive and so tinsmiths often used small spots of solder to attach the handles rather than a larger area of solder.
Tinsmiths often traveled from one community to another, stopping at farms in between, and creating cookie cutters for the farm women from the scraps of tin that they had left from repairs and the other products that they made.