Why use a cookie press? It’s perfect for making large batches of beautiful, uniform cookies, in lots of fun shapes. Whether you’re making holiday cookies or for another special event, there’s a cookie disk for every occasion. Just slip one in the Cookie Press and you’ve got professional-looking treats at the ready. You can even make fun multi-colored cookies with it.
See below for step-by-step instructions on how to use your cookie press, plus delicious recipes for classic cream cheese spritz, chocolate shortbread, butter, and gingerbread cookies.
How to Use the OXO Cookie Press
1. First, you’ll need to get your dough in order. Spritz cookies work wonderfully in the cookie press because of their smooth texture. See some favorite recipes below.
2. Then, put your metal cookie sheets in the freezer before pressing. This helps to keep the dough chilled and keep its shape as you’re moving along.
3. Once your dough is ready, it’s time to load the press. Remove the bottom ring of the Cookie Press from the barrel.
4. Insert desired cookie disk into the bottom ring and reattach to the barrel.
5. Press and hold button on front of Cookie Press and pull plunger up completely.
6. Twist to remove top of Cookie Press from barrel.
7. Using a jar spatula, load cookie dough into the barrel and twist to reattach top of Cookie Press.
8. Prime the Cookie Press by pumping the level until dough is being pressed out of the disk evenly. Wipe off excess dough and start pressing onto the cold cookie sheet.
10. Once they’ve baked, let them cool for a minute or two on the sheet and then use a spatula to move them to a cooling rack. They should firm up quickly and will be ready to be enjoyed (or packaged up for gifts!).
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
9. Moving in a line across the cookie sheet, press out the cookies about an inch apart. The cookies don’t expand much while baking so don’t be afraid to load up the sheets. We bake 30 on a tray.
Want more sweet treats? Try our favorite party dessert recipes, plus our beginner's guide to decorating cookies. And don't forget the best holiday gifts for bakers.