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Need spritz cookie press recommendation

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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. 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.)

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

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        1. re: Jay F

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

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

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

          1. 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!

            1. 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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              1. re: baker7

                Seriously, vintage is the only way to go.