I am very delighted to tell you about the Wilton Cookie Master Plus Cordless Cookie Press! I have always loved Wilton products, but I had no idea that they made such a wide variety of baking tools. I thought that they just made pans. I was excited to find this cookie press because I have always wanted to try one. I make darn good cookies, but they aren't professional looking. Now I can make adorable and professional cookies easily (as long as they aren't iced...more on that later!)
Let's discuss the features of this wonderful machine first. The Wilton Cookie Master Plus Cordless Cookie Press comes with 12 different metal disks in various designs, 4 multipurpose accent tips, the cookie press itself and 2 recipe booklets. Here is a picture of the tips/disks and machine:
and the recipe books:
Yes, that is right..the cookie press can make appetizers and crackers too! The Cookie Press itself has some impressive features:
*fluted bottom design (keeps the press off of your pan for better looking cookies)
*Dough Guard (to keep dough away from the motor)
*Reverse button (to refill dough)
*Ergonomic Design (fits well in your hand, not too bulky)
When my cookie press came in the mail, I couldn't wait to try it. We (My Husband helped) actually went out for supplies and made cookies the next day. We decided on Sugar cookies and Ginger Cookies. We started with the Sugar cookies. We mixed up some homemade dough and then got to work. The cookie press was really easy to take apart and clean. After cleaning, we loaded our first batch of dough into the press. We decided to use a flower petal shaped metal disk:
The cookie press was super easy to use to dispense the cookies. The hardest part was learning the timing. In other words, when you should let go of the button and pull the press up off the pan. You can not see your cookies until you do this. I got my timing down after only a few cookies (8 seconds of holding the button for me....later on as the dough warmed it was 5 seconds). In no time, we had our first pan ready to go into the oven. Please excuse my super old and dirty cookie sheet pans:
As you can tell, some cookies are a little bigger than others and have a slightly different shape. It all depends on how long you hold down the button. We were having so much fun that we got a little carried away and never changed out the metal disk to a different shape for the sugar cookies. : ) When the cookie press was out of dough, it was super easy to fill back up. You just hit the smaller "reverse" button and it pulls the plastic rod back into the barrel. Then, you unscrew the bottom, fill and put the bottom back on. So easy. I think it is a lot faster to use the cookie press (even with extra cleaning time) than it is to do cookies the "lazy way" that I normally do (placing spoonfuls on a pan). You can literally fill a cookie sheet in about a minute.
Our second choice of cookies, the ginger cookies were a bad idea. In our defense, we have never made ginger cookies! The dough was REALLY hard and thick. We initially tried to use the cookie press, and it worked, but it felt like it was straining the cookie press. We decided after that to just roll the ginger dough into balls.
Remember those recipe booklets I said come with the cookie press? Well, they have tons of different fabulous cookie recipes that we are going to use the next time we use our press. They also contain a recipe for twice baked potatoes that I will be trying soon! I kind of wish I had more recipes from Wilton. The only thing that I wish was different about this cookie press is that the metal disks were labeled. Some of the recipes "name" a certain disk, but you have to guess which one it is when taking it out of the box. Other than that, this is a fantastic machine and a great addition to our kitchen. Every kitchen should have one!
Want to see our cookies before and after I attempted to icing them?
Lol..Sad, I know! I am not very good with the icing thing. Plus, I don't own a piping bag. The sandwich bag was my accomplice in this case. Trust me, they tasted great! If you would like more information on the cookie press or would like to watch a professional video visit the Wilton page.
You can purchase the Wilton Cookie Master Pluse Cordless Cookie Press online through Wilton for $39.99. Or, you can try to win it now!
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