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Cookie Press problems

ktate

Silver Member
Mar 2, 2005
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I have a customer that has had terrible luck with her cookie press. She can't get the cookies to come out right. She has tried the PC recipes. She has tried chilling the dough and letting it get to room temperature. Any suggestions, or similiar problems?

Thanks,

Kristy Tate
Seligman,MO
 
Jul 1, 2005
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call test kicthens

I remember when I was in there for a tour that Rubia mentioned certain types of flour work best! I don't remember which she recommended, but I bet if you e-mailed them they would tell you!

Laurie
 

kitchenqueen

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Jan 31, 2005
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Try a search

There was a discussion about the cookie press sometime ago. I just did a search and lots of things came up including tips and recipes. Go to the search bar by clicking on search at the top and type in "cookie press". That should give you some helpful tips to give to your customer. To me, the cookie press is "unpredictable"! I haven't used it for a show yet...I think I need to practice more. :p
 

Ann F

Advanced Member
Gold Member
Nov 11, 2004
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My friend learned at conference that it matters how you measure your flour! Spoon it into your measuring cup instead of scooping it out of the canister.
 

dianevill

Senior Member
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May 18, 2005
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Cake Mix

I use the following recipe. There are some variations at the end that I use, too. I've never had a problem when I use this recipe, and I use it often:

Basic Butter Recipe
1lb. (4 sticks) butter, divided
1 pkg. (18.25 oz) white cake mix
2 ¾ cups (11oz) all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 Deg. F. In small bowl, microwave 2 sticks of butter on high, 1 minute or until just melted. Slice remaining butter into ½ inch pieces; add to melted butter tossing to coat. Allow butter to stand 3-5 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, measure flour, add cake mix, and blend to break any lumps. Whisk butter until smooth and free of lumps. If necessary, return butter to microwave for 10-20 seconds or until creamy and pourable. Do not melt completely. Pour butter all at once into dry ingredients, thoroughly scrape butter from bowl. With mixing spoon, mix until dry ingredients are incorporated and dough is smooth. Fill Cookie Press and press cookies onto baking stone or parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool 3 minutes on baking stone, the remove to cooling rack. Makes approximately 8 dozen cookies.
Flavor Variations: Use Devils Food Cake Mix instead of White Cake Mix. Or add a few drops of mint extract and green food coloring and use the Christmas tree disk. Or use a yellow cake mix and add a tablespoon of the Cinnamon Plus Spice blend to make a great spice cookie.

HTH,
Diane
 
Jun 12, 2005
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At conference they said that 95% of the problems with the cookie press has to do with measuring the flour. Stir it first, then spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off. On average if you scoop it out you are getting 6oz flour, doing it the way they told us is 4oz of flour (per cup)! That's like an 3 cups of flour rather than 2 if your not measuring right! :eek:

HTH! I know it made a difference for me!
 

its_me_susan

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2005
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pamperedmom2owen said:
At conference they said that 95% of the problems with the cookie press has to do with measuring the flour. Stir it first, then spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off. On average if you scoop it out you are getting 6oz flour, doing it the way they told us is 4oz of flour (per cup)! That's like an 3 cups of flour rather than 2 if your not measuring right! :eek:

HTH! I know it made a difference for me!

I'm not getting how these are different ot how they would make a difference.. Maybe I'm not seeing it. My cookies just don't leave the press too well. Should it be cold or warm?
 
Jun 28, 2005
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This was mentioned at our cluster meeting not long ago. It's not just the PC cookie press, they're all tempermental. Apparently the more simple the design you're pressing out, the better luck you'll have. There were specific pattern numbers that were mentioned at the meeting, but unfortunately I don't remember what they are. Perhaps call head office and see if they can tell you.
 

ktate

Silver Member
Mar 2, 2005
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Thanks

Thanks for all your help.

I have printed several things I will give to my customer. :)

Kristy
 
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