View Full Version : Any raw recipes would work with this cookie dough press?
12-05-2008, 06:08 PM
I saw this cookie dough press I almost bought but eventually didn't. What it is is a gun shaped device where you put dough in the gun barel and there are several discs to put at the end and you put the barel over a cookie sheet and when you pull the trigger it shapes fancy cookie shapes. So you simply "shoot" the cookie sheet and have a cookie made with each "shot".
But I'm not sure if it would work with raw cookie doughs, I very rarely make raw cookies, but if some recipes would work with this "cookie gun" I'd like to try.
Here's a picture of a very similar one:
12-05-2008, 06:22 PM
I bet it would work with not cookies, but those raw "granola" bars made from blended dates and nuts, and sometimes coconut. Basically homemade lara bars. I personally like to keep my life simple and just eat ugly old round/square cookies/bars, made quickly and without special equipment, but if you really want to impress people, then pretty shapes are nice.
12-05-2008, 06:32 PM
I have one, and it's been easier for me to shape things by hand than use that with the couple of recipes I've tried it with. But I'm still going to keep trying with other recipes. I figure I'm bound to find at least one it'll work with! ;)
12-05-2008, 06:40 PM
I personally like to keep my life simple and just eat ugly old round/square cookies/bars, made quickly and without special equipment, but if you really want to impress people, then pretty shapes are nice.
Actually I thought this would make it simpler, I don't make cookies in part because I don't like shaping them manually. I was hoping that cookie gun would make it simpler. But as the 2nd reply says apparently it doesn't.
12-07-2008, 08:58 PM
Keep trying...Cookie Dough is sorts of raw when it comes out. I am sure the right Nut mixture will come out. I also have one of those and have never used it.
12-08-2008, 03:02 AM
Those cookie presses are really hard to work with. I've not tried them with raw recipes, but I used to make Spritz cookies. If the dough isn't the right thickness and tempurature, they won't work at all.
12-08-2008, 11:00 AM
I wonder if the lemon cookie recipe in the Christmas cookie thread could be adapted for the press? It calls for 2 c. shredded coconut, 1/2 c. coconut butter, 2 t. vanilla, 1/4 c. agave, 1/2 c. cashew flour (finely ground cashews), and the juice of 3 lemons. Mix, shape, and refrigherate.
I made some last week, but I cut the recipe in half, except for the cashew flour. They were good.
If the press won't work for cookies, how about not shaping the cookies at all. Make bars by putting the dough in a pan and pressing down firmly with the bottom of a measuring cup, refrigherate until firm, then cut into squares. You could use the press for piping on frosting.
Crazy Healer Lady
12-08-2008, 11:07 AM
I agree. I finally got my cookie presses to work with a cooked vegan dough. I'll bet you could get it to after some experimentation, though! I'm all for the blended date/nut idea!
12-09-2008, 01:04 AM
I use a melon baller with the release mechanism (sort of like an ice cream scoop just smaller). It works great for cookies. They all come out about the same size. I set the balls on the dehydrator sheets and flatten them with a spatula. I actually use the ice cream scoop as well for jalapeno burgers.
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