It came with it's original recipe booklet, and lots of different cookie disks, although it seems like it's missing the donut attachment (this is probably a good thing--I have no room for a donut binge in my life). So I summoned up the spirit of my Grandma Hannah, who always had spritzed cookies in tins hiding in her kitchen apartment, and set to work. Holy crap, spritzed cookies are seriously fun to make! No wonder my Grandma always had these squirreled away (as a kid, I always thought they were really boring and couldn't figure out why she always made them). My cookie press came with tons of disk choices, but in the end I had to choose the spiral design, 'cuz it looks just like the big tropical storm that is supposed to plop down on us in New Orleans tomorrow.
I may as well have cookies made for the big event! I halved and veganized the Quick-Mix Spritz cooky recipe that came in the pamphlet, and then jacked it up with yellow and rose Wilton color paste. Oh! These came out really well. In case you have a cookie press tucked away with no vegan recipes to go with it, here's your chance!
makes about two dozen cookies
1 cup unbleached white flour (plus 1-2 tablespoons if needed to firm up dough)
3/8 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Spectrum shortening
1/8 cup plain soy yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- In a mixer, combine the shortening and dry ingredients until the fat is cut evenly into the mix and resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add in the yogurt and vanilla, mix to combine.
- Divide the dough in half and tint each piece to your desired color.
- Sandwich the two colors together into one cylinder and cram into your cookie press.
- Spritz cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, remove from heat and move to a cooling rack with a spatula.
|Baked and spinning towards New Orleans...|