I like baking but it’s mostly cakes and pastas that I experiment with. However, I have been really wanting to try my hand at baking cookies and having received a rather nice book about cookie recipes from Parragon books, I was really looking forward to making some.
Just in time, I was asked to review the new Cookie Press from OXO and since this looked like such a revolutionary and yet easy product to use, I was quite happy to do so.
Now, if you have made cookies and you have used a cookie cutter and come away with your cookies looking quite different in shape to what you originally envisaged them – you definitely need this cookie press. Do bear in mind though, that these are for little cookies not the massive ones that you normally ice and write stuff on.
How does it work?
It’s simple really. The Cookie Press comes with different cutters that can be added to the bottom of the press. You then fill the cylinder with dough and then attach the top on. Pump the handle so that the dough is at an even level. Once done, put the base on a flat baking tray and pump the handle again to release the dough onto it.
How did we fare?
Well, the first time, I tried my hand at it, the cookie dough was too mushy so I could not use the press.
The second time, it was just fine although the first two attempts were not perfect. I did try out different designs and some do come out clearer than the others. The cookies came out perfect.
I think the Cookie press is another excellent tool from OXO and is just what is required when you are making big batches of cookies. (don’t we always?) It is easy to use and my 9 year old also had a go and was quite successful.
The product is as one expects from OXO. It has the great quality that is associated with OXO tools. The lever is non-slip and easy to use. The base is also non-slip so it attaches well to the baking tray for consistent cookies. The parts can be taken apart for easy washing.
It comes with 12 discs which include the following shapes – Daisy, Flower, Sunflower, Fleur-de-lis, Butterfly, Bear, Shell, Leaf, Heart, Snowflake, Tree, Wreath. I especially like that they come in a handy storage box so there is no danger of them getting lost.
I tried this out last week and am going to try it out again this week just so I can use the Cookie press again. I know cookies are available in shops but there is a kind of sense of achievement when you make your own and of course the scent of cookies being baked is just unbeatable. (you can’t get that from a packet!) The children also love taking them to school and show off by saying their mum made it. I quite like that too! 😉
If you bake cookies often I highly recommend getting one. If you don’t, well then you had better start doing so, hadn’t you?
Disclaimer: I was sent the Cookie Press from OXO tools to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.