Notwithstanding the range of variety, all of the Bakelite cookie buttons that I'm posting this month have one thing in common. What's the commonality? I'll tell you. Each cookie button consists of two colors and one of those colors is invariably creamed corn—a yellowish tone that leans toward ivory or sometimes to a darker butterscotch. I have a theory that "cookies" are named as such because of this color's resemblance to baking dough or a spoonful of cake batter.