URGENT!!! Need to buy a cookie press today, 12/22/13
I need one for tonight so online is out of the question.Can anyone recommend a good one I might find near 06850 @
Bed Bath & Beyond?
Home Goods ?
Is the OXO press any good?
You'll have to either pick up the phone and call, or (shock!) get in the car and go visit the stores.
I wouldn't include Home Goods, only because their inventory is strictly the luck of the draw, while the rest are more likely to keep things like cookie presses in stock.
I'm going to pickup this one @ Bed Bath & Beyond. It had better reviews than the Oxo but neither was stellar. Never having used one of these devices I wonder if anyone can recommend an optimal dough temperature to work with? I made a large batch of butter/sugar Christmas cookie yesterday that's sitting in my fridge @ 38 F. I can put an internal thermometer in the dough on the kitchen counter to warm. Any cookie mavens care to offer an opinion? Thanks!
Especially if you have never worked with a cookie press before, I'd recommend using a dough specifically intended for making spritz cookies. It's not just a question of temperature but also the ratio of fat to flour; if the dough I too fatty it will not extrude properly. The basic Wilton recipe is very good, with a pronounced almond flavor from the extract.
(The instructions for my ancient Mirro specifically state not to refrigerate the dough but don't know how that translates to the model you are looking at.).
I bought the OXO this year and love it. Bought at BBB with the 20% off coupon they mail out.
I've bought a great many cookie presses over the years and I'm having a ball using this one.
I use the Wilton base recipe for Spritz cookies and doctor it up with nuts, flavors, colors, etc. per batch.
I used the basic Wilton recipe and made a triple batch of dough Saturday. On Monday I pulled it out of the refrigerator early in he morning and let it sit @ room temperature until 4:00 PM. I filled my new Wilton cookie press and it did not work very well so I rolled the dough into logs and sliced them. nexrt time I won't refrigerate the dough.
The very best place to find cookie presses, IMO, is the Goodwill. Of course that doesn't help you now, but if you are less than impressed with the one you bought, keep a lookout for a vintage set in box at the Goodwill. If I ever buy another press, I'll get one there.
Merry Christmas all you great 'Hounds!