It came with alot of discs, and some icing tips...
Went online, found a recipe (because apparently the dough consistency has to be different).
Made the dough, put it in the press, and got started.
This cookie press was not good... or maybe I was using it wrong... but I'm going with it was not good.
I pressed out the dough, ALOT came out... I couldn't figure out how it was going to make 8 dozen cookies like the recipe called for. I mananged to get 8 out of the press, and baked them. They didn't look quite right... but they tasted good :)
Took the first 8 out of the oven, went to press a few more, and the press didn't work. I'm not sure what happened... but I wasn't happy. So, I put the kids to bed, came back and played around with the press abit longer. Ok. Definitely something wrong.
I drove to the craft store, aaannnndddd... bought a NEW cookie press. By Wilton. If it's Wilton it has to be decent, right?
Made some more dough, put it into the press:
Let me tell you, these are MUCH prettier than the ones I made with the first press. You can actually tell what shape these ones are.
Into the oven... and 8 minutes later...
Want to make some?
Preheat oven to 350°. In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for two minutes before moving to cooling rack.
You can find different varieties of the recipe here: