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Spritz Cookies- UGH!

post #1 of 27
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OK, I am not a fan of these, but my son and DIL are. I finally broke down and bought the new ****** Cookie Max, followed directions to the "t" and my cookies just wouldn't stick to the pan, and when they did they didn't much look like the box picture. HA! Seemed to me that the dough was to sticky or something. Any sugestions, Or is there a secret I don't know about. I am more of a from scratch cookie baker, so this is a new item to me.
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post #2 of 27
I was given a spritz cookie press for Christmas a few years ago and I HATE it. I can't ever seem to get the consistency right either. I did have moderate success using a silicone pad instead of parchment on my cookie sheet. The dough stuck better for some reason.
post #3 of 27
I was given a spritz cookie press for Christmas a few years ago and I HATE it. I can't ever seem to get the consistency right either. I did have moderate success using a silicone pad instead of parchment on my cookie sheet. The dough stuck better for some reason.
post #4 of 27
Don't know about the fancy cookie presses, only use the old fashioned manual labor type. But I find that an extra quarter-turn of the screw will often make the difference in getting the dough to stick to the pan. If you're making the cookies too small they don't want to let go of the press. Hope that helps.
post #5 of 27
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rammie7224- I didn't think about using silicone or parchment, the box said to put them directly on a ungreased cookie sheet. Will give both a try and see if that helps, I used to live in Albany, Ga. I miss that good old red clay!!! HA!!

rhondab- I think that the old fashioned version of a lot of things are much better....
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post #6 of 27
I love Spritz cookies but can never get the things made either. I have the old fashioned press also. I always hope that my friend will make some and give me a few.
post #7 of 27
A cold cookie sheet is supposed to help. Can't make them myself, bad hands. icon_sad.gif
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post #8 of 27
Spritz cookies are a family tradition. It's not Christmas unless we bake "pressed cookies" (as we call them). I dont' have any special tricks to making them. We chill the dough a bit. I'll try to find out recipe and post it once I get home.
post #9 of 27
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DessertLover- Would love a different recipe to try. Thanks
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post #10 of 27
These were extremely tasty and were easy to make (I have the same press you do): http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Butter-Snow-Flakes/Detail.aspx

I had the best luck using a nonstick cookie pan, btw ... maybe try that, if you have one?
post #11 of 27
If you can't get them through the cookie press, you can always roll them in balls, make a dent in the middle, and put a little spoonful of jam in the dent before you bake them icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 27
I have not used my cookie press in a few years, but it always helped when you squeeze the gun, to give it a slight little pump to "cut the cookie off" once it hits the cookie sheet. just a quick little "pump" of the trigger.
post #13 of 27
I used this one with my electric cookie press a few weeks ago.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-Cheese-Spritz/Detail.aspx

It was kind of boring, add your favorite flavor or have something to dip it in. They melt in your mouth though!

I held the feet down to a cold pan for '2 misissippi' using the flower pattern and they stuck great. You just have to be careful if you have a non-stick pan they will brown much faster (I baked for 2 minutes shorter than it called for).
post #14 of 27
I bought the Wilton, spritz cookie press last year, and had great success with it, I also used the recipe that it came with I just added different flavorings, and gel paste to color some of it. if the dough was too stiff, I just added a little water.
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post #15 of 27
my press has the trigger release. I just give it one extra squeeze to get it to stick to my nonstick pan. I also find that the temperature of the dough seems to make a difference, though that is just a coincidence to something else I finally get figured out when making them.
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