These cookies are my absolute favourite Christmas cookie, ever. I am not so sure where the recipe comes from, however, I know mom made these for Christmas since I can remember. It is a really simple recipe, the issue is: do you have the means to make the shape?
Once you made the dough and let it stand for a day you will need: a meat grinder. Yes, I am not kidding you. I think this is the part that I find most memorable: my mother in the kitchen, handling the real real real old kitchen machine with the meat grinder attachment. That machine is so loud, you can hear it on the other end of the house. I believe it belonged to my grandmother, maybe my great-grandmother. It’s for sure though that if the thing ever breaks there will be no replacement parts for it and my mother would have to buy a modern one.
Yes, Christmas at my parents house was a loud one, at least some of the cookie baking time. Otherwise it was really nice and cozy. While my mother made those Christmas cookies I would usually take care of the Plätzchen, fun shaped cookies that you paint with icing. Though mom needed a lot of space to make the cookies and I basically do to in my tiny kitchen.
I was not sure if I would be able to make those cookies. Fortunately, my husband bought me a KitchenAid Artisan machine, which has the capability to attach a meat grinder. A quick search on Google and I found an attachment for the machine to make cookies. See pictures for reference, it is a bit difficult to describe.
– 500g flour
– 85g margarine
– 85g butter
– 2 eggs
– 170g sugar
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 25g baking powder
– pinch of salt
Pieces of dough, one at a time.
You should prepare the dough one day before using it. Basically you only need to combine all ingredients, kneading it well. It will take some time, the butter needs to soften by the warmth of your hand, so don’t worry. Either put it in the fridge for one day or let it sit outside, well covered.
That’s the best attachment ever.
In Saskatchewan the air is rather dry, especially in winter time, so watch out for that. When you work with the dough it should be fine, but when it rests for the whole day you might want to check.
Neatly alined cookies pre-baking.
Next day, take the dough, knead it again and take small portions to use it in the meat grinder. Make the cookies as long as you like but be careful, the tend to be somewhat fragile. I found the length of my middle finger is a good size. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper. Don’t worry about rising, those cookies don’t tend to expand too much.
Once cooled you can either enjoy them plain and simple or dip one side into dark chocolate. *yummy* If you should want to make those cookies you could also form them by hand. It is not as nice but still good enough.
I also remember making these cookies with my mother and was happy to find your recipe..I will try it 🙂 I don’t have my mothers recipe. But I just bought the attachment from Ebay and received it yesterday so now I’m ready to back. The attachment I bought was called “The Bosch attachment for piping biscuits” I was so very happy to find this attachment because they are hard to come by…thank you for your recipe…I hope it is as good as my mothers 🙂
I am glad to hear that you’ve got the attachment Loreta. Hopefully they will work out for you and be as good as your mom’s.
i would like to get this attachment 😀
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can you tell me which attachment you used for the kitchen aid machine I live in ny and looked everywhere!!!!! please help
here is a link where you can get the attachment.
Hope that helps. Otherwise, google “cookie attachment for meat grinder”. You should find other options if the first one doesn’t suit you.
Thank you so much for the attachment info. I have been looking for so long. Can’t wait!!!! I hope it fits my KitchenAid.
P.S. The attacment in your photo looks to have more cookie shape choices than the Weston one. Are they different?
My attachment is from Germany, so yes, it’s different. But the result should be the same. I honestly just use one of the shapes of mine. (Sorry for the late reply, I didn’t see your comment, using my phone most days it seems to not show everything.)
Can you help me get one of these cookie attachments? Any help is greatly appreciated.
here is the link to a supplier in North America. They are located in Ohio and ship USA and Canada.
I don’t know if I missed it, but can you please tell me the degrees to bake and for how long?
You didn’t miss, for some reason it’s not in the post.
Middle heat, so about 180°C for about 10 min or until golden brown. It depends on your oven a bit, so watch it first time you make them.
I have been looking for this machine cookie maker forever but what ever I find it is not for Kitchen Aid machine. I even called Kitchen Aid company and they have no idea what I am talking about. I saw you posted a site where we can find this cookie attachment. Would WESTON cookie maker fit Kitchen Aid meat grinder? Is that what you’re using on your Kitchen Aid machine? Please let me know and thank you so much.
I just received the machine cookie maker made by Weston and it does not fit the Kitchen Aid machine! It is to big! Can you please tell me if there’s anywhere in United States or Canada that sells this attachment for Kitchen Aid machine.
My apologies for the late reply, I am moving at the moment.
Sorry to hear that the Weston doesn’t fit. I am attaching two more links but both are European, so keep in mind shipping might be expensive.
This last link is from a North American page. Though I am not sure about shipping. Plus, the attachment looks very much like the Weston one.
Hope this help.
Thank you so much! I just ordered a cookie maker from tomatomilling site and I think this one will work. The cup looks smaller with wider outskirt, exactly what Kitchen Aid machine needs. Lets hope it works, I will let you know so that other people can order it as well. I was surprised, with the shipping it came to just below 10 euros, a good deal indeed. I am so excite!!!
My grandmother use to make these when I was a little girl, I loved eating them and ever since I moved to Canada I haven’t had any. In my country (Yugoslavia) everyone makes these cookies but I never had a chance to find this cookie maker here or in the USA. I thought…oh well…this is something that people in Europe only use, until I came across your site.
Again, thank you so much and happy moving!
Yesterday I received a cookie maker which I ordered from Germany from tomatomilling site you posted and it fits the Kitchen Aid perfectly. Today I made cookies using you recipe here and they came out delicious! Again, thank you so much.
I am glad to hear it worked out for you and you enjoy the cookies.
Hi Liliana, I’m from Slovenia now living in Canada and I’ m also looking for cookie attachment for Kitchen Aid. I can’t find it on Tomato milling site. Would you have a link to the one you ordered and it fits the Kitchen Aid.
have a look here: http://www.culinaris.eu/KitchenAid-Cookie-Press-Attachment
Or check out this: https://www.duveshop.de/epages/61330151.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61330151/Products/650492
Both links are European, so watch for shipping.
Apparently Staples.ca has one: https://www.staples.ca/en/Sencor-Cookie-Press-Attachment-for-Stand-Mixer-STX-006-NA/product_2712639_1-CA_1_20001
Though I am not 100% sure how well it would fit the KitchenAid stand mixer.
Amazon.ca also seem to have options, like this one: https://www.amazon.ca/Elongated-Moroccan-Biscuits-Schablone-Attachment/dp/B00Z0ARZ7G/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512055970&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=cookie+press+attachment
I recall that I saw the attachment in store as well, but I did not take note of which store it was.
I hope this helps you.
I already bought two and don’t fit. I just ordered another one from amazon. Hopefully this one will fit. Thank you!
What was it called I don’t find it on their site?
It’s a cookie press attachment for the meat grinder. There are various version and options to buy from.
All links should road you directly to the product. If they do not, then they site probably doesn’t have it anymore.
Good day how can I order the cookie make ro mincer I am in Cape Town South Africa
I am not sure what suppliers you have in South Africa. You could Google the attachment and see what options you have.
I have some links in the comments for North American suppliers.
Whats the name of the mold I try jupiter and MatterPoint didn’t fit on my kitchenaid
It’s a Cookie Press attachment.
Here is a link: http://www.culinaris.eu/KitchenAid-Cookie-Press-Attachment
However, it’s from Europe, so shipping might not work or could be expensive.
This place wants $60 plus for shipping. I found it on staples and on amazon. Wonder if yours has a blade in the back like the one at staples ( https://www.staples.ca/en/Sencor-Cookie-Press-Attachment-for-Stand-Mixer-STX-006-NA/product_2712639_1-CA_1_20001) or does yours have none like the one on Amazon. I ordered the Amazon one it was cheaper and will let you know if it works. So many people are looking for this. It took me all night to search for it. Thanks so much I hope it works.
yes, some of the links I’ve provided are European based, and shipping can be crazy, depending on where you are living.
However, there is a host of links to choose from, and as you found yourself, there are several options out there.
As for the blade, I have a blade, but it didn’t come with the attachment, it’s from the meat grinder.
I have this attachment but lost the recipient. Thank you so much
Have another question. I made spritzgeback for years only this year they did not keep their shape. Any idea what causes that?
Did you change anything in the recipe? Use a different recipe?
It could be too much butter, but hard to tell without anymore details.
I would love to get the attachment ,can you please let me know where .
I’m not sure where you live. Getting it in North American has become difficult.
A reliable source is this one: https://www.culinaris.eu/epages/61562434.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61562434/Products/229051
Or the German Amazon here: https://www.amazon.de/St%C3%A4dter-229051-Kitchenaid-KCCA-Spitzgeb%C3%A4ck-Vorsatz/dp/B002USCZIU/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=Kekspresse+Kitchen+aid&qid=1610568464&sr=8-2
Shipping might not be possible to wherever you are though.
Thank you, I looked it up ,they do ship but vey expensive .almost 100 euros to have it shipped to Canada.