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    How to use an old screw top cookie press and what recipe is

    Chef #601947
    Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:45 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I found a wonderful old fashion metal cookies press, with wonderful cookies press cookie thingies that came with an icing pushie thingie..
    My question is how do I use this cookie press; (I have had the cookie gun kind before but they were aweful the plastic disk inside the press actually warped and I will throw it out soon)
    How many twists do I do it to get a cookie... becaue there is metal things 3 I think protuding slightly from this press like to keep it from being aganst a cookie sheet....... what recipe is the best for this kind.....please help me...
    donnie27
    Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:52 pm
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    Hi........somewhere I have that same cookie press (in some odd storage bin) and I don't know if I ever used it.....! Probably did back in the 70's.......so you know it is old ! I will look in my old files and see if I can find any instructions or info that came with it. By the way, if there is a mfgr's name on it, you might try to google it.......or check something like e-bay to see if you see one and get some info from it.
    Now.......sure do wonder where mine is....... icon_lol.gif ! I'll get back to you if I find anything out about it. Donna
    donnie27
    Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:04 pm
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    Hi.......me again........ I FOUND mine, so now on to the file folder..... (cross your fingers cause it's a long shot icon_lol.gif ) but might have instructions. After this long... who knows! I do know that mine has a handle on the side that says

    MIRRO
    The finest aluminum
    Made in USA

    So....on with my search. Donna
    donnie27
    Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:59 pm
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    Okay........no instructions, but found some general instructions and lots of recipes on a website.

    http://www.recipelink.com/msgid/116330

    Hope this helps and maybe you can find out more on this site. I found this site by googleing MIRRO cookie press instructions and went from there.

    Donna....have fun and I may try mine again.....oh I did find out that these came out in the 50's.......who knew? icon_lol.gif
    Ms. Mayhams
    Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:04 pm
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    I love the spritz type of cookies that go with this type of press. I have both the old metal on and many of hte plastic ones. I beleive that it is a 1/4 to 1/2 turn to make the cookies, it has been awhile since I have used mine for cookies. When I am feeling up to it I will make some cookies and find out.
    AnnaMullican
    Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:34 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    http://anna-gastronomy101.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-christmas-cheer-mirro-cookie.html

    Here is a complete original booklet that tells you exactly how to use your mirro cookie press, care for it, and all the original recipes. Hope this helps!
    donnie27
    Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:10 pm
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    Oh thank you Anna.......I bookmarked this right away. This is a perfect time to try this press out again.
    Donna
    **Tinkerbell**
    Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:08 am
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    I have the Mirro as well. Just used it yesterday, in fact! icon_biggrin.gif
    But also, last year I did a full photo demo on how to use it for this forum.
    Feel free to check it out with the link below and if you have any questions you can ask here or in the demo thread. icon_smile.gif
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    Scone111
    Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:05 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    @ Tinkerbell,

    Thank you, I finally used my press. I didn't have instructions with my vintage press so the ones you posted where excellent. icon_lol.gif
    **Tinkerbell**
    Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:11 pm
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    Scone111 wrote:
    @ Tinkerbell,

    Thank you, I finally used my press. I didn't have instructions with my vintage press so the ones you posted where excellent. icon_lol.gif


    Hi Scone! wave.gif
    Thank you for taking the time to let me know they were helpful! That makes it all worth it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    toni pogo
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:29 pm
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    Thanks, Anna! I have a booklet, but unfortunately it has been nibbled by mice and is unusable! I've bookmarked your booklet and will be making Spritz cookies for a cookie exchange. icon_biggrin.gif
    GreatGranny12
    Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:54 pm
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    I have looked for an instruction booklet and recipe booklet on the web and found out a telephone number to call. If it is a Mirro Cookie Press call: Wearever at 1-800-527-7727. They will send it in 7 to 10 days, or Email it in two days. Hope this helps.
    BB502
    Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 pm
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    icon_smile.gif I am sooo excited!!! I read the above posts and it got me to wondering where MY Mirro Cookie Press went? Haven't seen it since we moved 13 years ago! icon_eek.gif Looked and searched all through the house...nothing. Now, I've bought four or five other kinds and brands of cookie presses...but, they were junk! Nothing like my old Mirro one! Some of them were quite expensive, too! So, I ordered one on Ebay a few days ago. I was so excited and anticipated it's delivery...which should be tomorrow. This morning, I cleaned out my basement pantry...where I keep my kitchen gadgets...there it was! My old one! Still in the box, all the parts and booklet! I swear I looked there twice!!! icon_rolleyes.gif I think the kitchen "elves" hid it from me! Oh well, I am still excited! Had none, now have one and a spare! (funny thing is, we cleaned this entire cabinet out last summer, for a garage sale) icon_redface.gif
    **Tinkerbell**
    Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:37 pm
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    rotfl.gif Isn't that the way it always goes, BB?! It has happened to me before, and I have a feeling it'll happen again soon. For the last year we've been scouring the house for my daughter's hand-held Nintendo DSi machine. Cannot find it anywhere. About two weeks ago my husband was visiting a friend who works at a pawn shop and ended up buying another one for $50. Last week my DD made me mad, so I took away the DSi for 2 days. Well, I hid it so well that it took the whole family two days to find it! I have a feeling I've hidden the first one really well! icon_lol.gif icon_rolleyes.gif

    Congratulations on your new purchase. Maybe it'll make a great gift at holiday time? icon_biggrin.gif
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