How to Use Cookie Presses

7 Steps To Use A Cookie Press in Right Way

A cookie press is a kitchen tool that is used to create different shapes of cookies. The most common shape, and the one created with this article’s instructions, is a round cookie. A cookie press can be found in many home kitchens because they are easy to use and provide uniform results. This blog post will show you step-by-step how to use one!

How to Use a Cookie Press

How to Use a Cookie Press

A cookie press is a very handy kitchen tool that can be used to make all sorts of shapes for cookies. It’s also really easy to use and clean up afterwards!

Step 1

You can make various type of cookies from the exact same batch. You can pick your preferred design, and you will have a brand new cookie in no matter for how long it takes!

Step 2

Connect a design disk to your press using care and according to the producer’s directions.

Step 3

You can use your finger to press the plunger rod till it is completely unscrewed. You ought to likewise get rid of any blockages at the end of your press prior to you continue.

Step 4

To get rid of air pockets, load the tube with dough. Connect the plunger end to the tube. Turn the plunger counterclockwise till the pressure is felt versus the dough’s length. The dough might extend from the opposite end of your design disk.

Step 5

Press down so the plunger’s 3 “feet” rest on the baking sheet. To form a cookie, turn the plunger manage counterclockwise. Let the dough abide by the baking sheets. The dough will show up at the edge of journalism.

Step 6

Raise the deal with, and a perfectly-formed cookie will be left on the tray.

Step 7

Continue this procedure till all of the dough is pushed into cookies.

Tips and Tricks for a Cookie Press

After you’ve bought a cookie presses and discovered how to use it, you need to make sure that you’re using it properly. Here are some things to bear in mind when using a cookie presses. Let’s have a look at these points:

You ought to not use grease on your cookie sheet

The dough must be pushed straight onto the baking sheet. It is highly likely that the cookie will not form effectively if the baking sheet is greased. It is essential that you do not use grease to bake perfectly-shaped cookies. For the very best outcomes, prevent parchment paper and use a bare baking tray.

Use the best recipes

It is possible to explore various ingredients while using a cookie press, such as nuts and chocolate chips. It is best to adhere to the recipes for the cookie press. Cookie dough presses need consistency. Adding nuts to the dough will not work. You can not push combined ingredients such as nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.

You can add a little batter only

To make a little cutout shape, add a little batter while pushing cookies. The shape of pushed cookies is to be kept as it was eliminated. Over-battering a cookie can trigger it to end up being round.

Filling the cookie press

When filling your cookie press, make sure that you get all of the air out. To guarantee there are no air bubbles, add more batter to the cookie press and after that push the previous one towards the suggestion.

Practice a lot

I advise that you practice using the cookie presses and take your time to check out the handbook. You ought to check out the whole manual thoroughly and make certain you set whatever up properly. You will have the ability to comprehend whatever. You will discover a lot by practicing and attempting various methods up until you produce the ideal cookie.

Press the Cookies

You ought to keep the batter at a distance of 1.5 inches when pushing the cookies. Although the cookies will increase with a press and little batters, they will not increase almost as high as those that have actually been packed. You need to likewise stop briefly while pushing a cookie to make sure that all of the batter is put. Then press another cookie. This will reduce the variety of cookie dough strings on your tray.

Cooling and cleaning

Cookies will be vulnerable if they are gotten rid of from the baking tray. To get the cookies, use a metal spatula. I advise cleaning your cookie presses by hand. You require to be cautious about little parts, despite the fact that whatever is dishwasher-safe.

Recipes for Cookies with the Help of a Cookie Press

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 ° F.
  • Mix together cream cheese and cubed butter in a big bowl. Beat in sugar and egg yolk up until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla.
  • Mix together the flour, cinnamon, and salt in a different bowl. Slowly put the flour mix and beat till it is well integrated.
  • Utilize a cookie press to form the dough. Location the dough on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or till they are golden brown around the edges. Turn baking sheet halfway through baking.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour¼ cup (1oz/28g) cocoa powder sifted
  • ⅔ cup (2 ⅔ oz/76g) confectioner’s sugar sifted
  • ⅔ cup (4oz/115g) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the four and cocoa powder and then set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar using a stand mixer or a handheld mixer on medium speed until smooth. This will take about 3 minutes.
  • Turn your mixer down to low and gradually add in the flour mixture until it is just combined.
  • Take the dough and roll it into a log, about 2 inches (5cm) in diameter, wrap it well and refrigerate it until it is very firm. Usually, this takes about 2 hours. (You can also store the dough, well wrapped, in the freezer at this point to bake whenever you’d like.)
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cut the dough into ¼ inch (7mm) thick slices and place it onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, decorate how you wish. For this recipe, I melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave and low power, or over low heat on the stove, and drizzle it over the cookies. Let the decoration set and harden before serving/storing!

Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup (140g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 – 4 tsp milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter, sugar and salt until combined.
  • Mix in egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Add flour and mix until crumbly then add in 2 tsp milk, if needed add in another 1 – 2 tsp milk for a more pipe-able consistency – add as little as possible for less spreading though.
  • Transfer to a 16-inch piping bag fitted with a very large open star tip (I like the Ateco 826 or 827 here, smaller tips won't work for piping this thick batter don't attempt it).
  • Pipe dough into rounds onto two ungreased baking sheets (if you normally have issues with cookies spreading chill them for 30 minutes on baking sheet before baking).
  • Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven until golden brown on bottom, about 12 – 16 minutes.
  • Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a way to add personality and creativity into your holiday baking, try using a cookie press. You can use these kitchen gadgets to create cookies with unique shapes that will make them stand out from the usual round ones we see around this time of year.

Enjoy this simple guide for using a cookie press today and don’t forget to share what you come up with on social media!

Ellis Cooke is the founder and author of Iron Door Saloon, a blog dedicated to cooking for one. She's also an avid cook who loves new recipes, kitchen gadgets and sharing her love of food on social media.

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