WELCOME to our 40 page website and it's wonderful world of recipes & inexpensive hardwood molds carved with hand held tools by Illinois woodcarvers Gene Wilson & Allen Buchheit.

ALL ARE ORIGINALS - carving is signed and dated NOT DONE by computer, laser, 
or duplicating templates!





Choose from over 100 designs for  shaping
edible art: fancy cookies of GINGERBREAD 
figures, SPEKULATIUS,  Scottish 
SHORTBREAD, and SPRINGERLE recipes.
This page was last updated: June 3, 2020
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HOBI COOKIE MOLDS
46
YEARS IN
BUSINESS
1974-2020
       
Our carvings are functional, collectible, originals- NOT mass-produced resin or plastic copies  

American Crafted  - Old World European Style and Quality  - Universal Appeal
Hand Carved Cookie Molds
for making good impressions and smart cookies!
Our carvers will take credit for the molds... However, YOU WILL GET ALL THE CREDIT for the fancy edible-art picture cookies you shape with their molds and for having found and chosen heirloom woodcarvings!
‹     Farrell Gene Wilson, "America's Most Prolific Cookie Mold Carver" 
‹Allen H. Buchheit, Gene's cookie mold carving nephew      
    Payment Options: [1] Mail check to Gene Wilson, HOBI MOLDS, P O Box 25, Belleville, IL 62222
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HAND CARVED molds for decorative display and shaping edible-art cookies in your kitchen! 
Hand Carved Cookie Molds
for making good impressions and smart cookies!



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ESTABLISH a Family Tradition of Creating 
Edible-Art Cookies!
"My daughters LOVE molding the cookies and
people  can't believe that children were able 
to make such amazing  cookies. Thanks for 
the beautiful work you do. It has truly 
enhanced our family life."
Audrey W. 11/20/16
 "I just wanted to let you know that my cousin and I got  together and made springerles with your beautiful cookie 
molds  - it bought back such 
fond memories of my Mother 
and I making these cookies!  
We were able to pass this 
tradition on to our children 
which meant a lot 
to both of us."  
M.S., DeSoto, MO  1/27/10
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MOST ITEMS ARE IN STOCK 
More prices reduced again!  5/22

"Click here for Buy-It-Now Antiques"

Nearing retirement, Gene is offering his 
personal collection of molds for sale 
on a "buy-it-now" basis.  
50th Anniversary Heirloom Carvings by Gene Wilson

Gene began carving and marketing cookie molds in 1970.  He has chosen 2020 as his year to retire from carving molds.
 In 2021, The Buchheit family will assume ownership of HOBI Cookie Molds and will continue to offer Allen's carvings and the remaining inventory of his Uncle Gene's carvings.  In his final year of carving, Gene is selecting a favorite heirloom design to feature each month of 2020. For Jan & Feb, Gene carved a dozen each of the two sizes of Nutcracker molds.  Click on the thumbnails to see the details.  
For March, Gene carved a dozen of the Easter Bunny.  For April, eight pairs of William and Mary.









Although these molds appear to be speculaas molds, they have the details characteristic of antique old-world gingerbread 
molds and can best display 100% of their magnificent carved detail with a good springerle recipe.
#92
Easter Bunny
8 x 4" Cherry
$68.
Cookies 6.5" Tall
#45-2 
Nutcracker
$54.
 7.5 x 3.85" 
Cookies 6.2" Tall
 #45-1
Nutcracker  
$49.
 6.75 x 3"  
Cookies 5.5" Tall
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"I've carved hundreds of molds in the past 50 years - none finer than these of my last year of carving. 'Reaching my prime' in my mid 80's as a craftsman and artist has been a real blessing - for myself, family, and many customers."  - Gene
50th Anniversary Heirloom Carvings by Gene Wilson
Queen Mary & King William 
 #190     12 x 5.5" 
Cookie figure  4 x 11"
$155. ea / $295. pr
The Dutch Prince of Orange King William III and his spouse Queen Mary II became  co-regents over England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1689.
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# 205
Colonial Couple
8.5 x 5.5   $98.
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Windmill
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$40.
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Horn Book History
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FREE GIFTS:

[1] Baking with Cookie Molds, Anne Watson, B&W, First Edition, $14. value

[2] Cookie stamp rack to display 3 of 
our small cookie stamps $20. value

[3] Miniature English Horn Book with 
real cow horn $20. value.

[4] Cookie Molds Around the Year 
by Anne Watson, $24. value 
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