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Posted by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM
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Cookies and Christmas go hand in hand. They are easy to bake and even easier to eat. They are portable, bite-sized, hand held miracles that come in as many different flavors as people on your shopping list.

I've mastered quite a bit of cookie recipes over the years, but I've yet to use a cookie press for making those delicate butter cookies that everyone seems to crave along side their cups of coffee or hot chocolate.

But the question is should I invest in this new kitchen tool?

The answer is a definite yes, if I want to create the perfect shapes and uniform cookies.

A cookie press allows you to pipe cookie dough down a dispenser and press it through a stencil and onto a cookie sheet. There are different stencil attachments for different designs such as Christmas trees, snowflakes, flowers and more. If you like, you can use food coloring in the dough, or flavoring like almond extract. I prefer to make the dough plain, so I can add flavoring via nuts, dried fruit or chocolate later on.

I went for a middle of the line cookie press - not too expensive and not too cheap. It's serving its purpose very well!

Moms, do you like using a cookie press during the holiday season?

by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM
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batjmom
by Sarah on Dec. 9, 2013 at 6:52 AM
No I do not.
Just cookie cutters with the kids when we make sugar cookies.
I like the tradition of the cookie cutters like how my mom and I use to make cookies
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:13 AM

I have a cookie press but don't like using it.  half the time the dough won't come off the press.

Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:04 AM
I did, but it never seems to work for me

The dough always gets stuck
johnny4ever
by Tracy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:17 AM
1 mom liked this

I am not a cookie maker....just a cookie eater!

sweetgrlangel
by New Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Yes! My mon has a old metal one where umyiu actually turn the press lever instead of clicking a button. Used it every year since I was little!
sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:29 AM

I don't own one but having pretty cookies on the holiday cookie tray would be nice.  We do the traditional cut out cookies with the kids

sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Love it....I love eating cookies too!

Quoting johnny4ever:

I am not a cookie maker....just a cookie eater!


johnny4ever
by Tracy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:31 AM


Quoting sweetheart4171:

Love it....I love eating cookies too!

Quoting johnny4ever:

I am not a cookie maker....just a cookie eater!


I love Baking but not cookies!

sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM

I like making the drop cookies.....chocolate chip, oatmeal ect but I don't like doing too often cut out cookies where you have to roll dough....too much of a mess!

Quoting johnny4ever:


Quoting sweetheart4171:

Love it....I love eating cookies too!

Quoting johnny4ever:

I am not a cookie maker....just a cookie eater!


I love Baking but not cookies!


MaineMammax2
by Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM
I've never had much success with the press. I have a huge amount of cookie cutters and we love to use those.
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