June 29, 2017

Best Cookie Press: Excellent Baking Tools for a Special Occasion

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Are you having difficulty feeding those little monsters at home? Well, you’re not alone and in my case, cookies are the goto food for all occasions. Now if you have plenty of hungry mouths to feed, you need to automate the process and be on top of the demand. You don’t want frustrated monsters, do you?

Manually making cookies won’t cut it, you need a good cookie press to help you catch up. This tool will not only hasten the process of making cookies, it will also help you produce consistent batches.

I can just imagine the relief you’d feel when you see those cookie press pushing those cookies out.

Even pastry chefs will use a cookie press when there is a need to make huge batches. This device is designed to make the process more efficient and produce amazing results.​

Pro Tips for Using Cookie Press​

I spent hours and hours of research and combined with my experience, my conclusion is; the simpler the tool, the easier it is to use and the more amazing and consistent are your results.​

Most of the presses reviewed here come with inserts that enable you to go for specific designs and sizes. These not only makes visually appealing cookies, they make for uniformity. It’s hard to get malformed cookies with this molders.

Cookies that are formed the same way, cook the same way. Having consistent results ensure that you will get perfectly baked cookies every time. This translates to the quality of your baking being improved in leaps and bounds.

You can just imagine the smile on the face of your little ones every time you serve those cookies. For best results, here are some pro tips:

  • Give yourself time to learn. If you’re still starting out, you need time to set things up, reading the user’s manual, reading recipes and cleaning up. Once you get the hang of it, using the press is easy.
  • Try only cookie press recipes. This is important if you want your press to work as expected because the dough needs to be at certain consistency. While there are a lot of recipes both online and offline, you have to avoid using nuts and raisins because the don’t press.
  • Don’t put grease on the baking sheet. The dough must stick in order to form properly and because of this, you also need to avoid parchment paper. Use ungreased baking sheets for best result.
  • Remove air from the cookie press by pressing the dough a little closer to the disc. As you add some dough, press down the shaft to remove air.
  • In order for the dough to adhere to the baking sheet, you need to press it down flat. You must nut make it tilt because you need even and consistent pressure.
  • Cookies do rise so you have to allow some space between them.
  • Cookies are very fragile so you should allow it to cool down before removing. A metal spatula is ideal because the baking sheet is not greased.
  • Some cookie presses are dishwasher safe but to avoid losing some parts, you better wash it manually.

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​Top Five Cookie Press

Using a cookie press is child’s play. Really. It only takes a little practice to get into the rhythm and before you know it, you are pumping cookies to your child’s delight.​

The price factor and ease of use are huge criteria for choosing what made it in this review. To make things easier for you, here are five of the best cookie presses in the market today.

Marcato Atlas Deluxe Biscuit Maker Cookie Press

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For a deluxe quality cookie press, the Marcato Atlas Deluxe Biscuit Maker Cookie Press is the best contender. It’s made from stainless steel and you can just see from its appearance that it is well made and a thing of beauty. The supplier is confident enough to give it a 10-year warranty and it comes with 20 unique cookie shapes to choose from.

You can easily adjust cookie sizes with just a turn of the knob and it can make 35 to 40 smaller ones and 20 to 25 larger cookies.

Operating this thing is simple; just remove the top cover, put in the desired cookie shape, replace the top and press the handle. Its ergonomic design ensures that it’s less messy than a cookie cutter and it’s easy to disassemble and clean.


Pros

  • Elegant and beautiful
  • Premium quality
  • 20 pcs cookie dyes
  • Built to last

Cons

  • A bit expensive

Marcato 8307 Deluxe Cookie Press

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If you want to make a lot of cookie designs, the Marcato 8307 Deluxe Cookie Press is what you’re looking for. It comes with 20 pieces of dye designs, giving you a lot of options. Its aluminum body is sturdy, you can see it’s build to last.

Those who rely on dishwasher might find this machine a bit of a challenge to clean because it’s hand wash only. But cookies presses are generally hand-washable so this is not much of a problem.

It’s a bit pricey, typical of a Marcato product but then its really worth it. It comes with 10-year warranty and the build exudes with elegance and strength. It mostly receives positive reviews and whether you’re just starting out or a veteran baker, this one is for you.


Pros

  • Elegant and beautiful
  • Premium quality
  • 20 pcs cookie dyes
  • Comes with recipes and instructional booklet
  • Built to last

Cons

  • A bit pricey

HuiJia Stainless Steel Deluxe Biscuit Press Cookie Press

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For ease of use and precision cookie making experience, the HuiJia Stainless Steel Deluxe Biscuit Press Cookie Press is a contender. With this cookie press, you can forget about the rolling pin. The secret to what makes this tick is the 13 pcs disc and 8 icing tips that allow your to make variety of cookies without struggling with the pin.

This cookie press is made from high-grade aluminum and you can expect it to last. It’s 13 strong aluminum disk can handle thick dough without any problem. On top of that, it’s easy to use and clean.


Pros

  • Strong aluminum disc
  • Easy to use
  • Precise cookie maker

Cons

  • The pieces tends to be too small

Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Spritz Cookie Press and Cheese Straw Maker

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When it comes to price and quality construction, nothing beats the Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Spritz Cookie Press and Cheese Straw Maker. Made from clean aluminum, its upscale look makes it a nice addition to any kitchen. This cookie press can also play a double role of squeezing churros, cheddar straws and grossing. Its stainless steel body is sturdy enough, you can expect this machine to last.

It comes with 5 traditional shapes that slide easily in place making it easy to make cookies and other treats. It’s way easier than using a cookie cutter or the rolling pin. When you run out of dough, all you need to do is unscrew the top cover, open and fill again. It’s easy to disassemble and clean and it comes with Fante’s family recipe.


Pros

  • Cheap for its quality
  • Easy to load
  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy and made to last

Cons

  • Not so easy to use with cheese straw

Cookie Press Kit – Food-grade Plastic Cookie Press

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If you don’t mind using food grade plastic, the Cookie Press Kit – Food-grade Plastic Cookie Press is for you. It has high capacity, you don’t need to add dough frequently. Its ergonomic design ensures that it doesn’t slip while you consistently squeeze cookies.

It’s plastic material and its frosted glass body does not stick with the dough so you can be sure it’s easy to clean.

With this cookie press, its not hard to tell if you’re running out of dough. It’s clear barrel allows easy monitoring of its content.​


Pros

  • Easy to use
  • High capacity
  • Transparent barrel

Cons

  • Plastic tends to be flimsy

​Final Thoughts

I really had a hard time deciding between the Marcato 8307 Deluxe Cookie Press and the Marcato Atlas Deluxe Biscuit Maker Cookie Press. From the users’ standpoint, you really can't go wrong if you take any of these two. They both have good reviews and come with 10-year warranty which tells me that there's really not much to worry in case something really goes wrong with this product.​

From my experience, they both performed without hiccups. Although your experience may vary, but I have never operated a cookie press this smooth. I have used a lot of cookie presses before but I really have nothing bad to say with these two. Hence, I decided to declare two winners for this review.

The Cookie Press Kit – Food-grade Plastic Cookie Press is good if you're just starting out and budget is an issue. It will get you started and will produce decent cookies, but don't expect it to be a keeper because the plastic just won't last that long.

The Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Spritz Cookie Press and Cheese Straw Maker and HuiJia Stainless Steel Deluxe Biscuit Press Cookie Press are middle of the road cookie presses. I have a few hiccups with these two but I would use it if I don't have a Marcato. These cookie presses will get the job done and it mostly have positive reviews.

Do you have a wonderful experience with these cookie presses? Why not brag about it at the comment section below?​

    Claire J. Ruiz

    I'm Claire, and my passion is cooking. I believe that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. When we eat we become vulnerable because enjoying food requires a different level of trust and surrender to the person preparing your food. Sharing and enjoying food is one of the most intimate experiences in life.​

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