Winter 2013 issue: “Cookie Heaven” sneak peek!

Cookie Heaven
Thousands of copper cookie cutters are sold at Every single one of them is made right here in Southeast Kansas.

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Flip on Food Network reruns, and you just might see the faces of Southeast Kansas locals Raymond and Beth Braman.

The Parsons-based Bramans have been featured on the network – twice, in fact – for their distinctive, handmade copper cookie cutters, sold on in thousands of different shapes.

“They filmed an episode of ‘Unwrapped’ here in around 2005, and a couple of years later they came for a Christmas special,” Beth says. “It was the last day of August and about 104 outside, and we’re all wearing Christmas sweaters with the house decorated for Christmas.”

The hard work – and sweat – paid off.

“I remember the big rush after the first show aired. It was just unbelievable,” she says. “We couldn’t get over that. The phone rang and rang and rang after that, for months – for years, really.”

But it’s no surprise. has also attracted the attention of Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping and bakers across the world. Their cookie cutters, the Bramans say, are simply one-of-a-kind…

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