Some of the best cookie recipes are easy cookie recipes for cookie press. Surprisingly easy, you can make some of these cookies in a matter of minutes.
Good news for you, I’ve got 20 cookie press cookie recipes that you’re going to love.
Just keep reading and you’ll see so many options for making Christmas cookies with the cookie press and you’ll be ready to get bakin’!
Tips to Make Cookie Recipes for the Cookie Press
- Make sure to actually follow the recipe with cookie press cookies. I know that sometimes, if you’re an experienced baker, you can toss ingredients at a bowl and come out with something magical. But with these types of cookies, you’ll find that they’re a little more titchy, so stick with the recipe.
- If your recipe calls for icing, that stuff is so finiky, you can mess it up, even if you follow the recipe to the letter. So, don’t get upset if you don’t like the consistency–just add a little more of the other ingredient to get it right. If you put just a smidge too much milk in royal icing, it can be too flowy–and while you can add more of something, you can never take something out. So, just be cognizant of that and make sure you’re taking care when making icing.
- If you’re wanting to make these cookies for a cookie exchange party you’re driving to, be sure to pick a cookie that’s going to travel well. You might want to pack some of the more fragile versions into a tissue-paper filled box instead of just loose in the box. And be aware that any cookie with sprinkles on it is going to loose a few of those sprinkles when they travel, so just keep that in mind, too.
Cookie Recipes USING A COOKIE PRESS
Why Are they called spritz cookies
Essentially spritz cookies are butter sugar cookies that you run through a cookie press that turns them into shapes. These are very popular during the holiday season but that are so many different ways to make them.
The word spritzen is a German word that means squirt…. so it makes sense they are called spritz cookies once you know this.
WHAT MAKES A COOKIE CHEWY?
Cookies are chewy because of the moisture that get’s bound-up in the fatty ingredients like egg yolk, butter, oils and even in molasses that you find inside brown sugar. So, if you’re looking for a chewy cookie, you’ll want one that has high concentrations of those types of ingredients.
For more crisp cookies, like most cookie press cookies, you will not see as much
HOW DO YOU MAKE COOKIES SOFT AFTER BAKING?
If you’re concerned about your cookie press cookies drying out after baking–or they’ve already dried out, the easiest solution is to put them in an airtight bag with a slice of bread, overnight. The moisture in the bread will leech into the cookies and viola! Your cookies will be amazingly moist.
For other types of cookies, I’d recommend maybe putting them in the microwave or other solutions. But because some of the spritz cookies have icing and other decorations, better save to just put them in the airtight container with the bread.