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Anyone prolific with cookie recipes using a cookie press?

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Anyone prolific with cookie recipes using a cookie press?

iL Divo | Apr 6, 2011 12:58 PM

I'm going to make a couple kinds of cookies for work.
Watched and recorded America's Test Kitchen where they made Chewy Sugar Cookies and know the supervisors at work would love to have some. These are the same lady's that always ask me to please make them cookies.
Plus, last week I bought another cookie press just cause I couldn't and didn't resist so thought I'd toss in some pretty cookies using that too if possible.
Problem is I've attempted making cookies from the hand held press machines before, years before, and had no success.

Is there a must do in creating nice looking and well shaped cookies?
Are there recipes that you use that I may try also?
Do I have to chill the dough or not?
Add butter as opposed to oil or vice versa?
When I've tried previously, they've spread or not come out any particular shape, certainly not the shape of the die I'm using. How do I cut off the portion? Do I backward squeeze the turning lever? Do I push harder when wanting to cut it off? I would appreciate any help you can share.
TIA

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