Tomorrow is Bird’s last day at the school she’s been at for the last two years, so we decided to do something special.
Cookies. Lots of cookies. And what better way to make lots of cookies, than to use the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator – otherwise known as The Cookie Gun.
A few months ago, I’d found a partial Wear-Ever Cookie Gun kit at a thrift store. It was actually parts from several kits, once I started going through it. There was a full icing gun set, and all of the parts from the cookie gun…except the rings that keep the disks in place and that pesky trigger mechanism.
Cool thing though, a couple weeks ago I was at that same thrift store, and found another Wear-Ever gun set – still in the box. The box was a little beat up, had a couple disks missing, but otherwise complete. And tonight, we gave it a test run.
I used a recipe from the Good Housekeeping cookbook, just a basic “Holiday Sugar Cookie” recipe. I might not use that recipe for this again, only because it did cause some initial spewing because of the “rising” of the dough inside the gun canister. But otherwise, they turned out awesome.
It was a lot of fun. The cookie press is awesome. I can’t wait to try this with shortbread, or maybe gingerbread. I’m going to have to do some research into how to do the colored dough as well.