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Page Contents:
-Manual Cookie Presses
-Manual Churro Makers
-Electric Cookie Press
-Spritz Cookies Recipes

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-Cookie Sheets & Pans
-Pastry Bags

Cookie Guns & Presses

Whether you call yours a cookie press or a cookie gun, they all have some sort of trigger that you push, pull, turn, or lift, to dispense dough by pressure through a decorative disk from the barrel and onto your pan. To work properly, they rely on these factors: the right temperature (room, of course), the right consistency (sticky, not crumbly nor runny), and an ungreased, plain metal pan.

If your pan is greased or has a non-stick coating, your cookies will lift off with the cookie press, leaving you with an empty pan. Many of our customers look genuinely surprised when we tell them not to grease their pans, but have faith, because these traditional buttery cookies contain enough fat that you'll never have to worry about them getting stuck to your pan as they bake - as long as they're still warm, they slide off every time!

Parchment is also a no-no, by the way. The dough will either grip the parchment without detaching from the press, and lift the parchment as you lift the press, or the dough won't grip at all and just stay attached to your disk and press.

The type of pans most appropriate for baking these cookies are jelly roll pans and cookie sheets.

Jelly roll pans have a shallow rim around the edge (only about an inch high) and are extremely versatile because you can use them for anything from roasting vegetables to cooking bacon, to, of course, baking cookies. And the low edges won't get in your way as you're working the cookie press.

Cookie sheets usually have a low rim, or lip, on only one side (sometimes two) generally as hand grips for easier removal from the oven. Though not as versatile as jelly roll pans, the rimless edge makes removing baked cookies a breeze, as they readily slide right off onto your cooling rack.

A last piece of advice: Be sure to thoroughly clean your pan after each round of baking. If there's any grease left over from the last batch of cookies you baked, your next batch will have a tough time sticking to the pan.

The models in our selection are reliable for regular home use, and the Marcato has proven reliable over the years for heavy duty home use.

You can use these presses for many types of pastries and decorations. The metal ones can even be used as a churrera, for making churros, provided you use a towel to keep your hands from getting scalded. An alternative to cookie presses is an icing bag, fitted with decorating tips that are available in a wide array of sizes.
 

Cookie Guns & Presses

Marcato Biscuits Cookie Gun

Marcato Biscuits Cookie Gun
Marcato Biscuits Cookie Gun

$43.99
#99005
2" round barrel,
8.75" long,
20 cookie disks,
Heavy anodized aluminum barrel and caps,
Thickness regulator,
Plated steel piston and handle,
3 year warranty,
Made in Italy
Click for PDF Marcato Biscuits Cookie Gun User Manual
Birkmann Spinning Cookie Press

Birkmann Spinning Cookie Press

Birkmann Spinning Cookie Press
Birkmann Spinning Cookie Press

$34.99
#42911
Includes 4 shaping disks,
7" long, 2" diameter tube,
8.5" to top of handle,
Thick cast aluminum body,
Stainless steel crank,
Plastic knob,
Washing by hand recommended,
Imported from Germany
Oxo Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case

Oxo Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case

Oxo Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case
Oxo Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case

$29.99
#20879
5.75" x 2.75" x 10.25"
Clear acrylic cylinder,
Large non-slip lever,
Disassembles for easy loading and cleaning,
12 stainless steel disks included: Daisy, Flower, Sunflower, Fleur-de-lis, Butterfly, Bear, Shell, Leaf, Heart, Snowflake, Tree, Wreath
Watch video demonstration Video Demonstration
Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press

Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press

Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press
Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press

$19.99
#23790
8.8" long overall,
2" diameter barrel,
Clear barrel,
Stainless steel handle and ratchet,
Includes 14 disks,
Top-rack dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended for metal parts,
Made in China
Click for PDF Kuhn Rikon Cookie Press User Manual
Watch Video Demonstration Video Demonstration

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Churro Makers

Ilsa churro maker

Ilsa churro maker

Ilsa churro maker
Ilsa
Churro Maker

$45.99
#5959
7.5" long overall,
5.75" long barrel, 2.5" round,
Heavy duty aluminum construction,
Comes with 8 discs,
Made in Spain
Click for PDF Ilsa Churro Maker Instructions & Recipes
Bernar churrera

Bernar churrera

Bernar churrera
Bernar
Churrera

$21.99
#14721
Bernar churrera
8.5" long overall,
6" long barrel, 2" round,
Threaded plunger,
Comes with 5 decorator plates,
Heavy gauge plastics,
Made in Spain
Click for PDF Bernar Churrera Instructions & Recipes

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Electric Cookie Press

Electric Extruding Pasta Makers often have cookie-shaped discs that you can use with heavier dough, or you might use a Pasta Attachment for KitchenAid Mixers.

Cuisinart electric cookie press Cuisinart Electric Cookie Press
Model CCP-10

Discontinued by Cuisinart
15" long,
6.25" clear acrylic 2.25" round barrel,
Includes 12 discs and 8 decorating tips,
Easy disassembly,
Detachable parts are dishwasher safe,
On/off button on handle,
Cord is attached to handle,
ETL ListedETL Listed 110v 60hz 25 watts,
3 year limited warranty,
Made in China
Click for PDF Cuisinart CCP-10 Electric Cookie Press Manual & Recipes
Watch Video Demonstration Watch Video Demonstration

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Memorabilia

Sveico Cookie Press

sveico cookie press
Sveico Cookie Press

No longer available
2" round barrel, 7" long,
4 disks,
Recipe on box,
Tinned steel barrel, covers and disks, Brass fittings, steel threaded rod,
Crank turns for continuous strand,
Hand wash, dry thoroughly,
Made in Sweden

Sveico Sprits Cookies Recipe

1-1/4 cups butter
1/4 cup sugar
3-1/4 cups wheat flour
1 egg yolk

Mix all ingredients to a smooth dough.
Fill the cookie press and use the star shape.
Press and make cookies of around 9 inches, shaped into a ring.
Bake on a buttered baking tray in a medium hot oven (400° F) for about 8-12 minutes


Also:
SusieJ's Spritz Recipe on Christmas-Baking.com


Ask Nina Rose:

Spritzgebäck Cookies are a German Christmas tradition, very popular in the Nordic countries as well. And they're quickly winning the taste buds of many on this side of the Atlantic.

A simple, rich buttery recipe makes these delicate, crumbly cookies, somewhat reminiscent of shortbread in texture. (As a matter of fact, Google translates Spritzgebäck as Shortbread.) Spritz can be translated as To Squirt or Spatter, and you'll see why when you''re pushing the dough out of the press.

"What type of pan should I use for my spritz/butter cookies that I make with my cookie press?"

Whether you call yours a cookie press or a cookie gun, they all have some sort of trigger that you push, pull, turn, or lift, to dispense dough by pressure through a decorative disk from the barrel and onto your pan. To work properly with butter cookies, they rely on these factors: the right temperature (room, of course), the right consistency (you know, not too hard and not too soft), and an ungreased, plain metal pan.

If your pan is greased or has a non-stick coating, your cookies will lift off with the cookie press, leaving you with an empty pan. Many of our customers look genuinely surprised when I tell them not to grease their pans, but have faith, because these traditional buttery cookies contain enough fat that you'll never have to worry about them getting stuck to your pan as they bake - they slide off every time!

Parchment is also a no-no, by the way. The dough will either grip the parchment without detaching from the press, and lift the parchment as you lift the press, or the dough won't grip at all and just stay attached to your disk and press.

Extra-Heavy Aluminum Jelly Roll Pan 18x13x1inThe type of pans most appropriate for baking these cookies are jelly roll pans and cookie sheets.

Jelly roll pans have a shallow rim around the edge (only about an inch high) and are extremely versatile because you can use them for anything from roasting vegetables to cooking bacon, to, of course, baking cookies. And the low edges won't get in your way as you're working the cookie press.

14x20" Commercial Size Cookie SheetCookie sheets usually have a low rim, or lip, on only one side (sometimes two) generally as hand grips for easier removal from the oven. Though not as versatile as jelly roll pans, the rimless edge makes removing baked cookies a breeze, as they readily slide right off onto your cooling rack.

A last piece of advice: Be sure to thoroughly clean your pan after each round of baking. If there's any grease left over from the last batch of cookies you baked, your next batch will have a tough time sticking to the pan.

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