Need spritz cookie press recommendation
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!
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.)
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.
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