For years when I was growing up, I remember my mother baking special cookies. She had a tool that had a knob on the end which you twisted like a water faucet knob and then the dough came out of little holes at the bottom of a tubular container onto the cookie sheet and stuck together. When baked they were pretty in shape even before decorating with sprinkles. I hadn't thought about this for years, but was reminded when a long-time special friend sent me a photo of some she made this year. Mom's antique contraption has disappeared but I found an exact picture of it on the internet.
I thought I had once or twice made the same type but was frustrated for some or other reason with the process. I remembered having a similar tool that makes these shapes that I put away somewhere. Somewhere could be anywhere. I also think it was a gift to me at my bridal shower back in the early 1950's. The hunt was on because my friend said she had two and would give me one so I could try again. My thinking was that I'd hunt first for my own (IF I still had it) and wouldn't need for her to go to the trouble of sending me, via postal service, her extra one.
Dig! Dig! Dig! I found it. In a bag. Not boxed. Waaaay back under the counter in a corner under some other old baking utensils. So I took it out, snapped some pictures and put it back. I'm just not in a cookie baking mood now. Maybe next year.
...at least you now know where you can find it!!ReplyDelete
Hi - new follower...your post caught my eye because my mom had one of these years ago and I recall the cute little Christmas wreath cookies she made each year with it. I hadn't thought of it for years. She has long since passed and I have no idea what happened to what she called her "cookie press." Good memories though. Thanks for sharing. Will visit again soon!ReplyDelete
I have one of those cookie guns packed away somewhere. I used to make spritz at Christmas time but I haven't for years.ReplyDelete
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My mom had on just like the one in the first picture. I have very fond memories of the cookies she made for Christmas and Easter.ReplyDelete