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Old 12-18-2006, 05:27 PM   #11
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Don't make 'em like they used to

My mom and I have made butter cookies with a cookie press for as long as I can remember. We used a cookie press that is from the '30s or '40s. No new cookie press we have ever tried worked. They all had the problem you described. Only the old one let go of the cookies when we lifted it up. Alas, we have lost a vital part for it and can't use it. If anyone knows of a reliable brand that WORKS, please let us know!

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:07 PM   #12
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Hmmm. Mine is new (although I used one from the 30's for years til it died) and works great. I'll go see what brand it is.

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:17 PM   #13
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Hey just wanted to let you all know that I did try the cookie press again and it worked great! Not only were the cookies yummy they were lovely. Thanks so much for everyones help and hints:)

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:10 PM   #14
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I own a cookie press too, and I've never used it. Making plain butter cookies just never seems to appeal to me - does anyone have other recipes that would work with a cookie press?
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:03 PM   #15
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Yes! I have a Chocolate spritz cookie recipe. I have not tried this recipe but it sounds yummy :)

Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Recipe By : Mirro Cookie Press booklet 1970's
Serving Size : 48

1/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Milk
4 Ounces Unsweetened Chocolate -- Melted And Cooled
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Small Carton Glacèd Cherries (opt.) -- Halved

Preheat oven to 375°.

Cream shortening and sugar well. Beat in egg and milk. Stir in melted and cooled chocolate. Gradually blend in flour and salt. Place dough in cookie press . Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. If desired, use wreath shape cookie press disk and press one half glacèd cherry in center of each wreath. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.
Remove at once to cooling rack.

NOTES : Bake just a few on the first try to test time. Be careful to not burn bottoms.

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