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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cookie Press

 
For as long as I can remember we have
made Swedish Spritz cookies for Christmas.
You need a cookie press to make them.
I think I was always so fascinated by them
because you could make so many shapes.
 
I assumed everyone had a cookie press and
made these wonderful cookies.  I remember
when I was in high school, I would bring them
to parties at Christmas.  People thought they
were the Italian cookies from the bakery and
when I told them I made them, they would
look at me in wonder.

 
I can still remember when I was in grammar
school and went to my friend Terry's house
and her Mom made these cookies by using the
star tip and making them into long straws.
I couldn't wait to get home and try that
myself.  I'm still making them this way...
 
 
Whenever I see an old cookie press at
an antique store or yard sale I buy it.
I have tried the new types but they just
aren't as good.
Today I made a batch of Spritz for this year.
Just remember you can't eat them the first
day or they taste like flour, the flavor has
to develop, give it 24 hours.  I look forward
to tomorrow!
 
 

3 comments:

  1. I grew up thinking everyone must have a cookie press and love Spritz cookies! And you are definitely right... the new cookie presses just aren't as good...

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh you are so right ... even the ones that I bought about 20 years ago when I first got married is better than the one I bought a couple of years ago.

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