Mirro Cookie Pastry Press Instructions

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Mirro Cookie Pastry Press Instructions
A cookie press helps to form the intricate designs of these cookies. (jelly filled chocolate cookies image by Flashon Studio from Fotolia.com)

An old-fashioned kitchen tool still has use today for forming perfect cookies. the Mirro cookie pastry press holds soft cookie dough in the chamber. A twist of the dial at the top extrudes the dough through the shaped disc on the tip. The design in this disc determines the style of cookie which comes out. A cookie press is required for making pressed spritz cookies, popular at Christmas. Substitute pastry dough for cookie dough to create delicate-shaped pastry.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Baking tray
  • Mirro cookie press
  • Cookie dough

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven as directed in your recipe.

  2. 2

    Place the baking tray in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill the pan.

  3. 3

    Insert the desired disc into the end of the cookie press.

  4. 4

    Remove the dial end and fill the chamber ¾ full with soft cookie dough.

  5. 5

    Screw the end of the cookie press onto the back, and remove the baking tray from the freezer.

  6. 6

    Hold the cookie press in your left hand perpendicular to the baking tray with the legs of the press against the baking tray.

  7. 7

    Twist the dial with your right hand to the right until you see cookie dough coming out around the edges of the bottom of the press.

  8. 8

    Stop turning with your right hand and twist your left hand holding the cookie press to the left to shut off the flow of dough.

  9. 9

    Lift the press straight up away from the baking tray as you twist with your left hand to leave behind a cookie.

  10. 10

    Repeat making the cookies, spacing them one inch apart on the baking tray and bake immediately.

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