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Old 12-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #11
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Are you using real butter? I have found that with press cookies, you really need to use real butter. You can't substitute margarine. I went through the same thing years ago when I made the recipe with margarine and could not get the dough to shape right and the dough just oozed everywhere. 4 batches later I gave up. The next year I used real butter and it made all the difference.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #12
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Where did you find the giant star tip?

I bought the largest one I could find with a coupler and it still will not produce a cookie similar in size to those found in a bakery. The smaller tips are almost impossible to use for piping this dough.
It's an Ateco # 825, (size 5)I got it at restaurant supply. You use this without a coupler.

Amazon has it too. http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-Pastry-T...3832837&sr=8-1


I use that with a 24" coated pastry bag.

I use that tip for nice big rosettes of whipped cream on cheesecakes and such.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #13
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I haven't made spritz cookies in a long time, but I have one of the super shooters (electric). Always worked great for me. I will need to try making some again. I even made chocolate ones. Now...where are those recipes?...
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:55 AM   #14
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Are you using real butter? I have found that with press cookies, you really need to use real butter. You can't substitute margarine. I went through the same thing years ago when I made the recipe with margarine and could not get the dough to shape right and the dough just oozed everywhere. 4 batches later I gave up. The next year I used real butter and it made all the difference.
Yes--real butter, this is my grandma's recipe and I don't use margarine. Not only is it real butter, it is Land-o'Lakes, so the expensive butter.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
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Cookie press number 5 is going to get tested on Friday. This one is a Svieco:

Cookie Press by Svieco

I'll report back on what I think of this one. It comes with 12 cookie disks and 8 icing nozzles.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:42 AM   #16
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Yes--real butter, this is my grandma's recipe and I don't use margarine. Not only is it real butter, it is Land-o'Lakes, so the expensive butter.
Here in New England we are fortunate enough to have Cabots Butter. because it comes from Vermont, it is a lot fresher than LOL. Our LOL comes from NJ. My son uses Irish butter. That is even better than Cabots. But it is big $$$.
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