Using Your Spritz Cookie Press
Hi, I’m Beth Somers
Somers from the WIlton Test Kitchen and i wanna talk to you today about large
batch cookie baking
using a cookie press Wilton offers a variety of cookie presses
but today I’m going to work with my favorite press the Cookie Pro Ultra 2
these are great for the holidays are great for cookie exchange because you
can make seven to eight dozen cookies
out one batch of cookie dough very quickly and very easily
now this is the Cookie Pro Ultra 2 it’s very easy to assemble
and it comes completely apart for easy cleanup and it is also top rack
dishwasher safe which is great
this is the plunger portion and it has a see through barrel
that screws right onto the plunger. The see through barrel is nice because you can
see how much dough you’re working with
while you’re putting your cookies on your sheet
the plunger itself moves up and down their teeth on
the plunger here and when they’re facing away from the handle that’s when you can
look it up and down
the Cookie Pro Ultra comes with 16 different shaped discs
some holiday themed in some regular and there’s a ton of ideas for creative
options with just the discs alone
the discs are marked on one side they say this side
out so that is the side that you want to put down
into the bottom ring of the press and then this just screws on
just like the top did to engage the plunger you simply turn it so the teeth
are facing towards the handle and you’ll begin to hear a click like that
now you’re going to want to use spritz cookie dough
in the cookie press it’s different than regular sugar cookie
it’s going to bake up and hold its shape a lot better than a regular sugar cookie
you specifically spritz dough the Cookie Pro Ultra and all of Wilton cookie presses
with three different recipes 2 sweet and one savory
and you can visit Wilton.com for a lot more options when you make your cookie
do what I’ve done and form into a log you can do several logs, I got about five logs
this size of one batch of dough
and this is great because you can easily put it right into
the barrel if you have any access you to scrape it off like that
and I have my disc pointing downwards
in this ring so I’m just going to screw it like so
my plunger is engaged because the teeth are facing the handle
you’re just going to put this onto the cookie sheet down
all the way down it’s going to depress the handle one time
you hear the click and that wall signify that the dough has actually come out
and you will have one cookie on your pan. Just pick it up
move it just a couple centimeters away from your last cookie and do the same
repeat you can fill up your whole cookie sheet just like this very quickly
bake off multiple trays of cookies at a time if you’d like
very fast very easy way for large batch cookie baking
now decorating spritz cookies brings even more options
not just the shapes but also with what you can do to tops of the cookies
you can color your dough when you’re mixing it with Wilton Icing Colors
you would just add that color in with your butter
or you can sprinkle the tops of the unbaked cookies with
colored sugars or sprinkles. You can also
pipe on designs to a baked cookies and cookie icing or royal icing
and also think about using small candies the cookie presses are great for the
multiple shapes and decorating options makes them great for all year round
Cookie Press Buyers’ Guide
A cookie press is one of the most comfortable kitchen devices which helps you make cookies with the cutest shapes. The results are so delightful you will feel yourself a professional cook. The presses are usually composed of a cylinder with a presser mechanism. Most of the cookie presses are manual in use, but you can also find electrical ones in the market. These presses are fitted with a metal die-cut disc with different designs. Whenever you buy a cookie press, it usually comes with several platters of different shapes. There are some cookie presses with a form of clover, flower, snowflake, or any other geometrical design. It is a handy device for culinary; however, you should keep in mind to not use cookie press for a dough recipe that is not suitable for extruding.
It takes a little practice to use a cookie press like a pro. From first glance, you may think it is very simple, but there are a lot of details you will need to practice on.
Use cookie press recipes
For making a tasty dough, there are a lot of methods which you may find attractive. For instance, mixing nuts or chocolate chips; however, the right consistency of the dough is a must for being able to make a cookie with a press, so make sure to use the right ingredients.
Don’t put oil on your baking sheet
The right way for the pressed dough to adhere is to have a bare baking sheet. So, avoid greasing your baking paper to get a good result.
Remove air from a cookie press and then press it!
Right from the start, press a little to bring the dough closer to the disc. Now you are ready to press it to the baking sheet!
The spritz cookies are dense and not airy at all. The ingredients you may need for making a spritz cookie are:
– Butter, flour, eggs, and soda.
– A bowl.
– A cooking press.
– Baking sheet.
– Decorative features like sprinkles, melted chocolate, etc.
1. First of all, You will need to preheat the oven.
2. Mix the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until it is smooth. Add eggs, vanilla extract, or almond extract and mix it for about 1 minute with high speed.
3. Use the cookie press after the dough is ready. It is desired to press out cookies for about 5 cm apart from each other.
4. Cool it in the fridge.
5. Bake for 7-9 minutes until you see the edges become light brown.
6. As you remove cookies from oven and let it cool and put them in an airtight container.
7. Your cookies are now ready to be served!
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