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The Cookie Press

Updated on December 11, 2017

Cookie Press


My Favorite Cookie Press

My mother always made Cookie Press Christmas Tree Cookies at Christmastime and I have continued the tradition. It just doesn't feel like Christmas without making them. She also made Cheese Straws using her cookie press. It's a tradition so I just have to use mine at least once a year.My oldest sister gave me my very first one when I was in college and I used it for many, many years until it just wore out. I have tried several different types since then and finally found one that I like as much as that first one.As I have gotten older, I have found it harder and harder to make my hands use the old standard type and never really cared for the electric ones or battery operated ones. That is why I like this one the best!Photo Credit: - this product is featured for sale below

My Favorite Cookie Press Is Available On Amazon

Wilton Cookie Preferred Press Cookie Press
Wilton Cookie Preferred Press Cookie Press

The Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II is the best cookie press that I have found and I have tried many. I really like this cookie press because it is easier on the grip which gets harder the older I get. It has a Comfortable soft-grip trigger. Also It comes with 12 festive shapes plus 4 Bonus disks for mini cookies.

Read the reviews on Amazon to find out for yourself what people have experienced with this Cookie Press. I sure have enjoyed mine and look forward to making our Christmas Tree Cookies every year..


Have you ever used a Cookie Press? - Let me hear about your Cookie Press cookies

Do you use a Cookie Press?

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I found this YouTube Video Demonstration of How To Use A Cookie Press - It's really not hard but does take practice

Cookie Press Cookie Dough
Cookie Press Cookie Dough

Our Favorite Cookie Press Cookie Recipe

Spritz Cookies for your Cookie Press

My sister, Betty, has this in Our Tate Family Cookbook as the Basic Recipe for her Cookie Press and it is the recipe I always use for my Christmas Tree Cookies. Thank you Betty!


1 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream shortening until soft.

Add sugar gradually, continuing to cream until light and fluffy. Add egg, lemon extract, food coloring (if desired) beat.

Sift flour and add salt and baking powder. Add to liquid mixture in 3 additions, beat well after each addition. Chill dough for 10 minutes. Put into cookie gun. Bake on ungreased baking sheet, for 8 to 10 minutes in 400 degree oven (or whatever is best for your oven).

Decorating Your Cookie Press Cookies with Sprinkles
Decorating Your Cookie Press Cookies with Sprinkles

Decorating your Cookie Press Cookies can be a family event

Let your kids or grandkids help decorate your Cookie Press Cookies

My grandson loves to add the sprinkles to the little Christmas Trees as did my son. I remember helping my mother decorate her Christmas Tree Cookies, too!

My sweet daughter-in-law and I made them together a couple of years ago and we both enjoyed it but think that we might have not measured the flour right. They got eaten though so guess they weren't too bad. We sure had fun making them. We also made the Cheese Cracker Recipe that is included with the Cookie Press. This was the first time that my daughter-in-law had used a Cookie Press so I ordered her one and hope she will continue the tradition in their home. They are expecting twins in December so they will be starting a lot of their own traditions and continuing with ones they grew up with. It will be fun to be a part of.

Sprinkles are fun to decorate your Cookie Press Cookies

Wilton Holiday Sprinkles Assortment, 6.8 oz.
Wilton Holiday Sprinkles Assortment, 6.8 oz.

Children love the colored sprinkles and the shaped sprinkles and it is fun to let your kids help you with the decorating. They can be very creative. I try to keep sprinkles on hand and this selection with 6 colors would be great to have.


Which do you prefer: Cookie Cutters or Cookie Press? - Join the Poll and let me know your thoughts

Do you like to make cookies using Cookie Cutters or the Cookie Press?

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Paula Deen Cookie Sheet

Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Bakeware 13-Inch-by-18-Inch Cookie and Baking Sheet, Champagne
Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Bakeware 13-Inch-by-18-Inch Cookie and Baking Sheet, Champagne

This really looks like a nice Cookie Sheet and one that would hold up for a lot of bakings. I trust Paul Deen because I know she knows her way around a kitchen. I haven't tried one of these but am anxious to. My cookie sheets in the past have come from the dollar store and look awful so it would be nice to have a new one. I get so tired or burnt cookie sheets because they tend to get used for other things. If I had this one, I would not allow it to be used for anything but cookies.


Our Christmas Tree Cookies - Made with the Cookie Press

Christmas Tree Cookies with Cookie Press
Christmas Tree Cookies with Cookie Press

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      Kay 5 years ago

      I always use cookie cutters (and, in fact, doing so today!) but I want this! Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen one before. Great page! Happy New Year to you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm making cookies with Cookie Cutters but this cookie press looks like fun ... I really have to try it some day. Nice lens.

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      Donallphin 5 years ago

      It's amazing now that I am a grandfather 11 times over that even crusty old men seem to find themselves doing Grandmother's bidding and end up helping to back cookies for the grand kids. I think it's time I took a second look at cookie presses. Thanks for the interesting lens.

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      Gregory Moore 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I haven't used one of these for ages, but they do work great!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      They look like they make fun shapes. I have never used one or seen one used. Something to think about. I like that it's a family tradition.

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      I used a cookie press many moons ago and had so much fun.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      I think this is the year to introduce the cookie press to our granddaughter!

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      I love my Wilton cookie press!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My daughter saw a cookie press similar to this one on TV and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. I think something like this cookie cutter is perfect for making perfectly shaped cookies every time. Good for sugar cookies and ginger snaps because those are cookies you would like to be consistently the same shape. Great lens, I definitely want to buy a cookie press.

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      Great utensils.Thanks for sharing

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      MamaRuth 6 years ago

      I recently bought my first cookie press (and it is the Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II). My first batch of spritz cookies turned out great. My cheese straws weren't quite as successful. However, I am definitely enjoying playing with my new "toy".

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      knit1tat2 6 years ago

      I make spritz nearly every year for the Holidays!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      My mom has always used hers for butter cookies every year - love this lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Wonderful topic and so well presented. You have me thinking now that maybe I should try these recipes. Featured this on Kitchen Utensils Ideas and Accessories.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I haven't used a cookie press since I was a child and my Mom also made the little green trees. This really brings back memories.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Blessed for being an excellent product review :)

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      APackageAtTheDoor 6 years ago

      Our wedding present cookie press finally broke, but we have two new ones to try. Always looking for good recipes. Thanks!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Great lens. I'll have to get my cookie press back out and use it again this Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration.

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      I love my cookie press and enjoy making these cute cookies at Christmastime too :)

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Delightful, as always with you and trust you will enjoy it again this Christmas season.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I have never tried one of those. Looks like it must be fun to make cookies with the cookie press.

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      KeepsakeIdeas 6 years ago

      I'd like to try one, it would be fun to make some Christmas cookies!

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      kimbesa 7 years ago from USA

      Never had, but now I'll have to try it, and make those melt in your mouth butter cookies. Then put them in cookie jars like in the poster. Thanks! angel blessed!

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      kimbesa 7 years ago from USA

      Never had, but now I'll have to try it, and make those melt in your mouth butter cookies. Then put them in cookie jars like in the poster. Thanks! angel blessed!

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Cute lens!

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      Nice lens. Thanks for the ideas.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I don't really make cookies, but I enjoyed the lens

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks like fun. Blessed by a squid angel and featured in Me?!! A Squid Angel.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @ChemKnitsBlog2: Yummy. That does sound good but then I love anything chocolate covered.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      I've registered for a cookie press for my wedding, but I've never used one before myself. I made spritz cookies for halloween, and put them in a plastic bag, cut off the corner and pressed them out. I got a nice square consistent flat shape out of them, and then I dipped them in chocolate. Yum!

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      This is such a fun lens and very informative. Got me in the Christmas spirit too! *Blessed

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      semas 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your recipe.Now to dig out my cookie press to do it :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Gloriousconfusion: Thanks. I added a How To Use A Cookie Press video so hope that helps.

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      Diana Grant 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've never even heard of a cookie press before. You haven't explained what it is for - you have shown a picture of it, shown inages of things made with it, but not actually told people what it does or how it does it. How do you use it? Does it cut shapes, or mix dough, or press dough (as the name implies)? If the latter, why would dough even need pressing?It's no good just telling people who already know about these things - you need to spread the word to the unconverted.

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      I love cookies, especially when they are chocolate covered. I never baked cookies, but my wife does and I am already waiting for the smell of fresh Christmas cookies in our kitchen.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 7 years ago

      I need to make a cookie lens so I can add it to your cookie swap. That's a really cool idea! Oh... and I love my cookie press too.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I need a cookie press in my baking arsenal. I had one years ago, and the cookies were delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe and tradition.

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      teatree 7 years ago

      It's been absolutely years since I baked cookies! I'm ashamed to admit I buy all mine ready made now.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'm glad I had some sweets before I came to see this lens. My mom use to use a cookie press for Christmas cookies, I never have. They are pretty cool though. Thank for being a friend Nancy,Susie

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      GramaBarb 8 years ago from Vancouver

      Thanks for the invitation to add my cookie lenses. Great lens.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

      Those spritz cookies are so yummy! I am definitely adding a cookie press to my wish list. I bet the kids would love it. :)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I've never used a cookie press. It would be an interesting experiment.Thanks for sharingLizzy

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      I've never used a cookie press, but it looks like a fun and smart idea. :) Are they are to clean afterwards?

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      Lisa 8 years ago from Rhode Island

      fun I have never seen one before love it

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 8 years ago from Ozun

      Hi, i just remember when i did cookies like this to put them even on the Christmas tree, but with this press have to be real fun, i will try it with my grandchildren.thank you, very nice lense, deserve a 5*. I found you on LinkedIn, at the food group.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Looks fun! Blessed!

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      Kathy McGraw 8 years ago from California

      They might have taken Heathers, but they gave me *blessed* :)

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I always wanted one, but do it the old fashion way of rolling them out. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I used to have a cookie press, that had a screw that I turned. Then I got an electric one at a garage sale for 50 cents that I liked a lot better. When the motor burned out after using it for 12 years, I just quit. Now I make my Mama's "hot as hell cheese biscuits" that I cut out with a tiny biscuit cutter and put a pecan half in the middle.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love your lenses. They are so creative and artistic. 5*. They took away my angel powers. BooHoo.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      We use a press to make our Christmas Cookies.It's fun.Thanks for sharing,Lizzy

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I haven't used a cookie press in a long time, but your lens makes me want to try one again.

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      Wednesday-Elf 8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I used to have a cookie press and they are fun to use - especially with children who enjoy the different shaped cookies you can make. Brings back fun memories.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Definitely want one of these for next year!

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      I have never tried a cookie press but you do make it look like fun and also a nice family project. Angel Blessings and Happy New Year!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      This is wonderful! I have never used a cookie press. My cookies have always been just "blob" style. I love this! I need this! Oh me, I must have this cookie press! Thank you for helping see my past failings and given me a wonderful suggestion for making things right:)

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      Andy-Po 8 years ago

      I had never heard of these. Sound good

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      I remember the Christmas tree disk from watching my mother make Christmas cookies with her cookie press. A nice tradition to carry on. 5*s

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love cookie press cookies, but have not tried it myself. I just may have to get one. 5*

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I didn't because I couldn't find an option that fit. I used a cookie press growing up at home when helping my mom with Christmas cookies. i have the cookie press from back then, but haven't used it in 15 years -- mostly because I don't eat this type of cookie anymore and don't participate in cookie swaps or give cookies during holidays anymore. I only make bar cookies these days because they are quicker, and since we are trying to keep off sweets, I don't bake much at all. I do have fond memories of making pressed cookies with Mom, though.

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      Brookelorren LM 8 years ago

      I've never tried a Cookie Press before, but I've seen them before.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Glad to get the info about the cookie press. My friends and I make cheese straws and cheese biscuits every year....we need a good cookie press thanks....I alsoremember Aunt Becky's Christmas trees cookies.....had not thought about them in years....

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Oh, I have not made spritz in years and the grands would enjoy a cookie press! I know where it is, wonder if I can remember how to use it?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Love this lens and the memories! Thanks for the credits, too! I still have a cookie press, but must confess, I have not made these in several years. Now, you have me interested again!