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Need spritz cookie press recommendation

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heatitup Nov 15, 2011 12:26 AM

I'd like to surprise my mom with a spritz cookie press for the holidays. Could anyone help me out with a recommendation for a good, durable cookie press? I've looked at a few online, but the reviews have been mixed. Thanks!

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  1. Allstonian RE: heatitup Nov 15, 2011 04:06 AM

    This question probably belongs on the Cookware board, actually.

    I've been perfectly happy with the cookie press I got from Williams-Sonoma a few years ago. It's the type with a ratchet mechanism and a sort of a trigger handle that you press to operate. It had a bit of a learning curve - if the barrel is really full it takes about 1.5 "clicks" to make a proper-sized cookie; as the amount of dough in the barrel goes down, it takes only one "click."

    (I read a hint somewhere to chill the cookie sheets to help cookies stick to the sheet as you form them, which does help a lot, although it slows down the baking process.)

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      SimplyMarie RE: heatitup Nov 15, 2011 04:50 AM

      I've had the same cookie press from Wilson for years and I have been very happy with it.

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        Jay F RE: SimplyMarie Nov 15, 2011 10:11 AM

        Wilson or Wilton? http://www.wilton.com/store/site/prod...

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          SimplyMarie RE: Jay F Nov 16, 2011 05:03 AM

          Oops...major type...should be Wilton!

      2. John E. RE: heatitup Nov 15, 2011 05:28 PM

        We've use the Wilton cookie press and an Italian made cookie press but keep going back to the old Mirro Cookie Press. They stopped making it years ago but i see them all the time at Goodwill and other thrift stores for just a couple of bucks. They are also available on-line through eBay and Amazon.

        1. ttoommyy RE: heatitup Nov 16, 2011 05:10 AM

          I've had years of success with this Italian made press:

          http://www.amazon.com/BISCUIT-8307-Ma...

          1. RUK RE: heatitup Nov 27, 2011 04:18 PM

            I used for years a manual cookie gun with a ratchet mechanism which worked fine. But - this year I splurged and bought myself the Electric Cookie press by Cuisinart and I really enjoyed using it last week. So easy to do, it was a joy!

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              baker7 RE: heatitup Nov 27, 2011 04:27 PM

              I can't believe it but just today I made spritz cookies and used the wilton one brand new and it broke after the second time I used it. I also have friends that have had no luck with the Wilotn one do not buy that.

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                lmure RE: baker7 Nov 27, 2011 06:17 PM

                Seriously, vintage is the only way to go.

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