So, the answer to the ‘what the hell is it?’ question is……….
"This simple engineered cookie dropper works wonders. Just scoop up the dough, press the slide and voila! There is no muss or fuss and your hands never touch the cookie dough. It makes quick work of making cookies. It can also be used for slicing butter or a cheese ball."
Amazon review By DB on March 19, 2012
(I'm actually a little disappointed. I thought it was going to be something much more intriguing! LOL)