How To Use a Cookie Press

A cookie press can turn cookie dough into cookies.All you have to do is press the dough onto the baking sheet after loading the cookie press.You can use your cookie press once you get the hang of it.

Step 1: Place cookie dough in a log.

To fit into the barrel of the cookie press, your cookie dough needs to be log shaped.Pick up the dough and roll it between your hands.Make sure the log is small enough to fit in the cookie press barrel.Purchase premade cookie dough that is in a log shape.Don’t use cookie dough that has large pieces of chocolate chips or nuts.Thin doughs like sugar cookie dough can be used.

Step 2: The end of the cookie press barrel has a ring on it.

The long tube on the cookie press is at the end of the barrel.The inside of the barrel should be accessible once the ring is off.

Step 3: The cookie dough should be put in the barrel.

Don’t fill the barrel with dough.At the end of the barrel, you want to leave at least 1 inch of space.You’ll have a hard time pressing the dough out if you don’t.

Step 4: You can put the patterned disk into the ring.

The disks of your cookie press should have unique patterns on them.A cookie is created by a pattern.If you want to use the disk inside the cookie press ring, lay it flat.

Step 5: The ring needs to be screwed back onto the barrel.

The ring needs to be twisted all the way on so it’s tight.The patterned disk will be on the inside of the barrel if the ring is on.You’re ready to press out your cookie dough once the ring is on the barrel.

Step 6: The barrel has excess air in it.

The rod that goes in and out of the barrel is called the plunger.Push the end of the plunger into the barrel.The dough needs to be packed at the end of the barrel.

Step 7: The end of the barrel should be on the baking sheet.

The barrel should be horizontal.The dough might not stick to the sheet if the ring at the end of the barrel is completely flat.The dough won’t stick if you line the baking sheet with anything.

Step 8: Press out the dough with the handle of the cookie press.

Some of the cookie dough in the barrel will be pressed through the patterned disk and onto the baking sheet when you pump the handle.If you have a cookie press, you may need to pump the handle more than once.If you don’t have a lever to pump, press down on the plunger.

Step 9: The cookie press is on the baking sheet.

There is a piece of dough on the baking sheet.The dough may be too cold if it doesn’t come out of the barrel or if the pan looks broken.If you want to try again, let the cookie press sit at room temperature for a few minutes.The dough may be too soft if it isn’t holding its shape.If you want to try again, put the cookie press in the fridge.

Step 10: Every 2 inches, repeat across the baking sheet.

Once the baking sheet is covered with dough, bake the cookies in the oven according to the recipe.If there is leftover dough in the cookie press, press it out onto a second baking sheet.

Step 11: When you’re done using the cookie press, take apart and clean it.

To take apart the press, you have to remove the ring at the end of the barrel.Remove the barrel from the handle and take off the flat disk at the end of the plunger.Attach the pieces to the cookie press by washing them with soap and warm water.