Works For Me Wednesday
Ever since having my daughter I have definitely become more domesticated. I don't mean to say that I am bare foot and prego in the kitchen, but I have definitely been trying to use my "stay-at-home" time more valuable than sitting around watching all the seasons of "The Office". One of the biggest things I have been working on lately is my baking skills. What can I say? I am tired of baking crap in my oven. I think I am the only person on this Earth that has messed up No Bake Cookies. Seriously....I can be that bad sometimes. I guess I have better skills for eating cookies than making them. So, as you can see, I need some help.
That is where the Cookie Press comes into play. I have this beautiful contraption that looks like a caulking gun that allows you to simply place the dough into the holder, choose a pattern, squeeze the handle, and VOILA! You have your self a delectable, eatable, succulent cookie! They come out nice and easy. I especially love the smaller dainty size that they come out as. It is great because instead of eating some giant chocolate chipper you are nibbling on a cute little treat. But the down side is, that you can easily justify eating 20 because they are a smaller tasty little treat.
The Cookie Press comes with several different patterns that you screw easily onto the front. You can have anything from a butterfly cookie to a Christmas tree cookie to simple patterns or flowers. They taste great as a the plain ol' cookie or I like to dip them in chocolate to give them a nice addition of flavor and color.
The press isn't just for cookies. You can also double it as a frosting applicator. The press comes with a head and several different nozzles that can help give cookies, cakes, or truffles a nice pattern. I have used it several times for frosting and it does fairly good. The best suggest that I can give you though, is that you really need to use the Cookie Press with a silicon baking sheet. It does the best job for grabbing hold of the dough when you are trying to get it to stick to the pan.
So happy baking to you all out there and have fun with this new little toy. You can find them many places from Target to Bed Bath and Beyond, many for around $20; so start pressing away! :)