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How to Make Multi-Colored Cookies in your Cookie Press
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How to Make Multi-Colored Cookies in your Cookie Press

Looking to make special cookies? Try our guide for making multi-colored cookies in your cookies press, plus a cookie press recipe.

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We love using our cookie press for making multi-colored cookies: think red, white and blue 4th of July, orange, brown and yellow for fall or tie dye for a party. The cookie press creates consistent, fun shapes in a short amount of time. Follow our guide for making multi-colored cookies below.

If you need tips for using the OXO Cookie Press, we created a guide for that as well.

The Methods

There are two methods we use for creating multi-colored spritz cookies in the cookie press. One is for creating cookies that have two or three colors, but the colors don’t mix. We like using this method for flag cookies to celebrate the 4th of July. The second method mixes two or three colors, creating more of a tie dye effect.

For both cookies, we recommend using the Cream Cheese recipe (below).

Multi-Colored Cookies

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Food Coloring Cookies

After you’ve made the dough, divide it into three bowls and dye each one using a different color. We use gel dye for the best results.

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Rolling Multi Colored Cookie Dough

Roll each color into long snakes.

Press the two or three colored snakes together and form them into one log. This should be slightly smaller in diameter as the cookie press barrel.

Set up the cookie press by removing the bottom ring of the Cookie Press from the barrel. Insert desired cookie disk into the bottom ring and reattach to the barrel. Press and hold button on front of Cookie Press and pull plunger up completely. Twist to remove top of Cookie Press from barrel.

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Adding Dough Cookie Press

Put the log into the barrel, working to keep the colors from mushing together.

Once in the barrel, twist to reattach top of cookie press.

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Pressing Multi Colored Cookies

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 a cold cookie sheet.

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.

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Baked July Fourth Cookies

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.

Tie Dye Effect Cookies

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Food Coloring Cookies Fall

After you’ve made the dough, divide it into three bowls and dye each one using a different color. We use gel dye for the best results.

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Multi Colored Cookies Fall

Set up the cookie press by removing the bottom ring of the Cookie Press from the barrel. Insert desired cookie disk into the bottom ring and reattach to the barrel. Press and hold button on front of Cookie Press and pull plunger up completely. Twist to remove top of Cookie Press from barrel.

Take little pieces of the dough, give them a quick roll into balls and put them in the barrel. Alternate between colors until the barrel is full.

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Full Barrell Multi Colored Fall Cookies

Twist to reattach top of cookie press.

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Press Multi Colored Fall Cookies

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 a cold cookie sheet.

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.

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.

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Directions:

1.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together cubed butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and egg yolk, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla.
3.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating until well incorporated.
4.
Place dough in cookie press with desired disk. Press dough out onto an ungreased baking sheet.
5.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on the edges. Rotate baking sheet halfway through baking time.

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