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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    Cookie Press Recipes Needed...

    I bought a cookie press.
    I'm wanting a tried and true recipe!
    I also need some hints, tips and tricks to getting the pretty cookies.
    Thanks all.
    Kirsten
    "You have nothing to lose but wrinkles!"

    Those are eye popping awesome!!!! Marsye

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    Butter Cookies

    1 cup sugar
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 egg
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 2/3 c flour
    2 tsp vanilla
    1/4 tsp nutmeg or cardamom (optional)

    Cream together butter, sugar, egg, salt, spice, and vanilla. Add flour and mix.

    At this point, the recipe says to chill the dough, but I've found that this makes the dough too hard to get out of the cookie press. I put it through the press as soon as it is mixed.

    I also like to sprinkle colored sugar on the cookies before baking them.

    Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. I like mine a little tan. The nice thing is this recipe doesn't spread a lot, so you can place the cookies close together on the cookie sheet. I usually just use a plain aluminum cookie sheet, but you could use Silpat or parchment paper.

    My father in law loves these cookies - as do I. I like adding nutmeg or cardamom to the cookie as it gives it a nice mild nutty flavor. But that is totally optional.

    have fun!

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    I used mine a lot for peanut butter cookies. Make sure to use creamy peanut butter and make sure the brown sugar is lump free. I just worked the sugar with my fingers until I couldn't feel and more lumps.

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    I have used this Betty Crocker recipe for years, especially at Christmas time. Delicious, buttery flavor and my sons loved decorating them! Check it out.
    http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/...1-0df82064bca4

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    All Occasion Cookies from Pampered Chef...it makes a lot and they are delicious!
    Ingredients
    1 lb butter
    2 3/4 flour
    1 (18 1/4 ounce) packages white cake mix
    Directions
    Pre heat oven to 350.
    Microwave 2 sticks of the butter on high for 1 minute or until melted.
    Using paring knife, slice remaining butter into 1/2 inch slices; add to melted butter, tossing to coat.
    Allow butter to stand 3-5 minutes or until softened.
    Blend cake mix and flour in bowl and whisk to break up any large lumps.
    Whisk butter until smooth and free of lumps, if necessary microwave for 10-20 seconds or until creamy and pourable.
    Do not melt completely.
    Pour butter, all at once, into dry ingredients.
    Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated and dough is smooth.
    If dough is to stiff to stir knead until smooth.
    Place in cookie press and press onto baking sheet.
    Bake 15-17 or until very light golden brown.
    Cool three minutes and transfer to cooling rack.

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    Wow!
    Thank you for the replies! I will try these recipes.
    I thought the dough was way too stiff after chilling but also kinda went "splat" when it was room temp.
    Guess I will just have to try another batch.
    K
    "You have nothing to lose but wrinkles!"

    Those are eye popping awesome!!!! Marsye

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    If you are looking for one that you put in a press and squeeze out, I always use the Spritz recipe.
    1 cup real butter
    1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    Cream together and add
    2 egg yolks or 1 whole egg
    1/2 tsp. almond extract
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Mix well. Add
    2 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    Bake at 400 for 6 to 8 mins.

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    I use the Spritz recipe, too, and I use the press die that gives you a wide ribbon, with one side smooth and the other side with little ridges. Then, you buy Hershey's chocolate bars and break them into bite sizes about 1" x 1/2" (a bar is already divided into panes of about that size) and set them along the ribbon, with about a half an inch between or more. Then you press another ribbon directly over the top. You use a knife to gently press down and seal in the gaps between chocolate pieces. After baking, you can use those marks as a guide to cut the cookies. You can add sprinkles to the top for decoration.

    My mom called these "Chocolate Pillow Cookies," and it's the only recipe I've ever used my press for!

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    My mother only made spritz in her cookie press. I've made these, too. Thanks for the other ideas.

    For you chocolate lovers out there, here's a chocolate spritz recipe.

    Chocolate Spritz

    1/2 c sugar
    3/4 c butter, softened
    1 egg yolk
    1 tsp almond extract
    1-1/2 c flour
    1/4 c unsweetened cocoa

    Heat oven to 375 F. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except flour and cocoa. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3 min). Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (2-3 min). Shape cookies with cookie press. Place 1" apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 7-9 min or until set. Cool. Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark. nuts, colored sugars, candied fruits, maraschino cherries, etc. Yield: 3 dozen.

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    Boy, I wonder where my cookie press went to? it must be somewhere in this house!

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