22 April 2011

Biscuits not bullets...testing out a cookie gun!

I hope you're all enjoying the Easter break & the sun is shining for you as much as it is here in the Royal Borough? This week I'm testing out another of the kitchen gadgets I received at Christmas & this time it's a cookie press. Looking at it, you'd think you should grout your bathroom with it, but I have to say after a bit of trial & error it was actually quite nifty. It's made by Kuhn Rikon & comes with 16 interchangeable discs that produce a range of shapes from stars & flowers, to Christmas trees & something vaguely resembling a pumpkin! I made the same cookie dough I used a few weeks back for my Cookie Stamp, then you roll it into a sausage, load it into the gun & get trigger happy!

I decided I'd make a batch to give as gifts this Easter rather than eggs, so I chose the most spring like shapes (sorry the bat & dinosaur will have to wait for another day!)



These are 'abstract' according to the booklet, squiggles to me!



Stars that could be flowers...



more flowers....


& even more flowers!



Hearts

What I discovered was that there was a bit of a knack to shooting cookies, some shapes required a quicker trigger speed than others, (I do realise how ridiculous this sounds!) The other thing that was a bit of a revelation for me was using a non-stick baking liner. It was recommended in the instructions to help the cookies stick & they were right! I tried shooting them onto greaseproof paper & straight onto the baking sheet, but no joy. I bought mine from Lakeland for £5 & I think it'll be a fiver well spent.

I ended up with 80 odd cookies from one batch! As they were for Easter I packed them into these really cute bunny bags also from Lakeland. Beats an over packaged, over priced choccie egg any day I think!



Next week I'll share with you what happened when I went to my first ever Blogger event organised by the lovely people at Total Greek Yogurt, so prepare yourselves for lots of yogurt related recipes in weeks to come! Have a lovely weekend with you & yours, Rebecca x

3 comments:

  1. They look brilliant, what lovely little biscuits and they make a great gift idea.

    Sue xx

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  2. Wow they look great! I've never even heard of a cookie gun. This sounds like just the thing to encourage my other half to venture into the kitchen although I can imagine him wanting to fire cookies up the walls or out of the window... I love your packaging too - will def keep this in mind next year since my blood was boiling over the price of Easter eggs this year!

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  3. Hi, I'm new to your blog :)

    Those cookies look great! I've had a cookie gun for years and am ashamed to say that I've never used it.

    Feel free to visit my blog
    http://thegoddesskitchen.blogspot.com/

    Maria
    x

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22 April 2011

Biscuits not bullets...testing out a cookie gun!

I hope you're all enjoying the Easter break & the sun is shining for you as much as it is here in the Royal Borough? This week I'm testing out another of the kitchen gadgets I received at Christmas & this time it's a cookie press. Looking at it, you'd think you should grout your bathroom with it, but I have to say after a bit of trial & error it was actually quite nifty. It's made by Kuhn Rikon & comes with 16 interchangeable discs that produce a range of shapes from stars & flowers, to Christmas trees & something vaguely resembling a pumpkin! I made the same cookie dough I used a few weeks back for my Cookie Stamp, then you roll it into a sausage, load it into the gun & get trigger happy!

I decided I'd make a batch to give as gifts this Easter rather than eggs, so I chose the most spring like shapes (sorry the bat & dinosaur will have to wait for another day!)



These are 'abstract' according to the booklet, squiggles to me!



Stars that could be flowers...



more flowers....


& even more flowers!



Hearts

What I discovered was that there was a bit of a knack to shooting cookies, some shapes required a quicker trigger speed than others, (I do realise how ridiculous this sounds!) The other thing that was a bit of a revelation for me was using a non-stick baking liner. It was recommended in the instructions to help the cookies stick & they were right! I tried shooting them onto greaseproof paper & straight onto the baking sheet, but no joy. I bought mine from Lakeland for £5 & I think it'll be a fiver well spent.

I ended up with 80 odd cookies from one batch! As they were for Easter I packed them into these really cute bunny bags also from Lakeland. Beats an over packaged, over priced choccie egg any day I think!



Next week I'll share with you what happened when I went to my first ever Blogger event organised by the lovely people at Total Greek Yogurt, so prepare yourselves for lots of yogurt related recipes in weeks to come! Have a lovely weekend with you & yours, Rebecca x

3 comments:

sue15cat said...

They look brilliant, what lovely little biscuits and they make a great gift idea.

Sue xx

Kim said...

Wow they look great! I've never even heard of a cookie gun. This sounds like just the thing to encourage my other half to venture into the kitchen although I can imagine him wanting to fire cookies up the walls or out of the window... I love your packaging too - will def keep this in mind next year since my blood was boiling over the price of Easter eggs this year!

Maria♥ said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog :)

Those cookies look great! I've had a cookie gun for years and am ashamed to say that I've never used it.

Feel free to visit my blog
http://thegoddesskitchen.blogspot.com/

Maria
x

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