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i have an old cookie maker. it is a round tube with a plunger with different round inserts with different shapes and i know the plunger is pushed to make a cookie but do not what kind of cookie recipe is needed for this old fashion device. would love some help for i sure would like to try it. thank you
What you have is a cookie press. They are still around, but usually as plastic, sometimes even battery operated. They make really nice holiday cookies.
I don't have a recipe handy, but do an internet search for "pressed cookie recipes". There are a lot of them out there.
I have 3 or 4 different cookie presses, but I like my old metal one the best!
Mirro is a company that made many of these. You can search for old online recipe books that came with the press, or also search for spritz cookie recipes, which are the typical cookie used for these. A tip, use half butter (not margerine) and half solid white shortening for the shortening called for in the recipe, it gives the nice shortbread type texture that these cookies are famous for, but with a nice buttery flavor.
We found a metal one exact to another I know but with books no recepie that I recall in it however growing up using metal all I want is the metal and I'm glad we found it!
not be overly sticky. Press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. bake 375 degrees for 3 - 5 mins. Cookies will be dry looking and lightly golden brown on bottom when done. Brush with thin powdered sugar icing if desired.
Sorry, the first part of the comment got cut off. Here is a recipe for Spritz cookies from a Mirro press.
1 cup shortening (see tip above)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, or 3 yolks
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp almond extract
Cream shortening with sugar, add egg, beat well. Add dry ingredients and almond extract. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated and dough holds together well. It should not be overly sticky.