I can do without a tree and I can do without outside lights, but I can't do without home made cookies at Christmas time. Soooo, I thought I'd give it a try even though I'm not a baker. Bought a cookie press (the type suggested by Cook's) and compared two or three different recipes (found they were basically the same) and ventured forth. Well, the cookies don't taste too bad, but they all flattened out like pancakes while baking. I even tried a couple of different discs (shapes) but they all resulted in the same shape. Help! What did I do wrong? It must be something in the technique as all the recipes are fairly simple. If I receive some helpful advice from you expert bakers I will try another batch tomorrow.