I super love receiving kitchen tools or baking supplies as gifts. In my xmas stocking this year was a shiny new ice cream scoop. One that has the button and release. No big news that these are great for portioning out muffin/cupcake batter or cookie dough. My first time using the scoop was to make some mixed berry muffins for our friends who are proud new parents of twins(!!). The muffins were delish and the scoop worked like a dream!