Americans are geniuses

For they created The Wilton Cookie Gun – given to me by my lovely office mate. So simple; throw the following ingredients into another great American invention; the stand mixer:


  •         3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •          1 teaspoon baking powder
  •          1 1/2 cups butter softened
  •          1 cup granulated sugar
  •          1 egg
  •          2 tablespoons milk
  •          1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  •          1/2 teaspoon no-color almond extract

Hit ‘mix’ and load up the gun……..

Choose a disc, slot into place and fire; out come (with a little practice) perfectly formed cookies:

About 5 minutes cookie shooting

which bake up nice and brown:

into crumbly, buttery tasty morsels of goodness. How easy is it? Seriously… I got a 6 year old to successfully do it last weekend (as well as her 8 and 11 year old brother and sister). One thing: don’t make the ‘heart shape’; Wesley couldn’t bring himself to eat it, even when it was the last one left, and the children were absolutely banned from using that disc

Hearts. According to Wilton.

Might be good for a hen / bachelorette though 😉


Baking instructions: bake for 8-12 ins (until lightly browned on the edges) at 375 degrees in a fully preheated oven.

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