Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Cookie Press

FANTE’S ITALIAN HOME COOKING COLLECTION

Create traditional homemade Italian cookies the easy way, in 4 traditional shapes! Nana Anna’s Cookie Press extrudes firm dough into creative shapes you can make for cookies, cheese straws, and more.

The long handle and rotary plunger mechanism make it easy to press firm dough. Its generously sized 8″ long, 2-1/4″ diameter barrel means you won’t have to refill as often. And it disassembles for easy cleaning. Hand wash and thoroughly dry all the parts.

Fante’s family recipe and instructions included.

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Use and Care Instructions

Fante's Nana Anna's Easy Cookies Cookie Press Assembly

1. Before first use, hand wash all parts in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

2. Attach crank handle and secure with the screw nut. Tighten it with the wrench included.

3. Remove the front screw ring, place the slide holder disc at the opening of the tube, and replace the front screw ring.

4. Remove the back screw ring with the spiral spindle attached. Turn the crank handle counterclockwise to bring the pusher plate to the top.

5. Make dough according to recipe. Fill cookie press tube with dough and reattach the back screw ring.

6. Slide the design plate to the desired shape and hold it in place. Turn the crank handle clockwise to extrude a bit of dough, which will hold the design plate in place. Continue turning the crank handle to extrude the dough into long strands. Use a sharp knife to slice dough at desired lengths and form pieces into creative shapes by hand, like arcs, circles, pretzel twists, S-curves, and more. Have fun and be creative.

Note: The design plate moves freely back and forth, allowing you to change between cookie shapes easily. It will remain in place once dough begins to extrude.

Cleaning:
Remove the front screw ring first, then the back screw ring that is near the handle. Hand wash all parts in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.


Nana Anna’s Butter Cookie Recipe
for Nana Anna’s Cookie Press

 

Nana Anna's Butter CookiesMakes about 72 cookies, 2″ in length

2 cups butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet (do not use a sheet with a nonstick finish and do not grease the sheet). You may line with parchment paper if you like. Set aside.

2. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until well blended. Add in salt, egg, and vanilla, and mix well.

3. Mix salt into the flour and gradually add to the butter mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl until all ingredients are well incorporated.

4. Fill Cookie Press tube with dough and slide the Design Plate to the desired shape.

5. Turn the crank handle to extrude dough onto the ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet, in the desired lengths, and form into shapes by hand.

6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Time will vary depending on the cookie size and shape. Gently remove baked cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


Cousin Nadia’s Cheese Straws Recipe
for Nana Anna’s Cookie Press

Cheese Straws made with Nana Anna's Cookie Press

Makes about 24 straws, 10″ in length

8 oz block of mild cheddar cheese (chilled)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground mustard
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with baking spray, like Bakers Joy, or line it with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Grate the chilled cheddar cheese with a coarse cheese grater then allow cheese to soften at room temperature.

3. Mix softened cheese and butter in a stand mixer or food processor for 15 minutes, or longer, until creamy.

4. Measure 3/4 cup of flour into a separate mixing bowl and blend in the salt, ground mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the cheese mixture and blend together. Add the remainder of the flour and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The dough consistency should be smooth, but not sticky.

6. Fill Cookie Press tube with dough and slide the Design Plate to the star shape.

7. Turn the crank handle to extrude 10″ lengths of dough onto the lightly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the peaks are slightly golden brown. Gently remove baked cheese straws from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


Cousin Fina’s Sweet Semolina Cookies Recipe
for Nana Anna’s Cookie Press

Makes about 36 cookies, 2″ in length

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup semolina
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg

1. Prepare oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet (do not use a sheet with a nonstick finish or grease the cookie sheet). If you prefer, you may line it with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Whisk all-purpose flour, semolina, almond flour, and salt, in a medium-size bowl. Blend well and set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and honey together, until well incorporated. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix until well blended.

5. Fill Cookie Press tube with dough and slide the Design Plate to desired shape.

6. Turn the crank handle to extrude dough onto the prepared cookie sheet in the desired lengths, and form into shapes by hand.

7. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until golden. Time will vary depending on the cookie size and shape.

8. Once cookies are baked, allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then gently remove them and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.


Fante’s Italian Home Cooking Collection

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