|And it's even made in Wisconsin!|
|Thank goodness my fridge looks like that otherwise they may not turn out!|
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The set came with three different shaped molds; a heart, square and flower. The long plunger used to press out the cookies was missing, but I was able to improvise. And unfortunately the recipe book was also gone. Instead I turned to my trusted 1960s Betty Crocker cookbook and used her fruit-slice cookie recipe. It's a simple butter cookie with orange, lemon or lime zest.
The molds filled easily, and I left them to chill overnight. After letting them warm up a bit the next day, I pushed out the dough, sliced and baked. It was so much better than wax paper!
The dough pushed through without getting goo-booed up. And I was even more surprised to find that all of the dough moved through cleanly. Those of you who make the classic spritz cookies know that dough always gets behind the screw-down plunger on those Mirro Cookie Presses.
This was a nice addition to my cookie plate during Christmas. A quick recipe that wasn't too sweet. I think they'll become a go-to for lunchboxes as well. The Frigee-Maid evens boasts that it is the only mold that can handle fruit and nuts so I may have to try that next time. In any case, it's always nice to try something that diverges from the usual chocolate chip and oatmeal!