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The 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: Amazon.com - this product is featured for sale below
My Favorite Cookie Press Is Available On Amazon
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?
I found this YouTube Video Demonstration of How To Use A Cookie Press - It's really not hard but does take practice
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 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 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
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?
Paula Deen Cookie Sheet
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
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