friday freebie: kuhn rikon cookie press (closed)

—This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone for participating! Check back on Fridays for a new awesome giveaway!—

Yesterday I mentioned how much fun I had with the Kuhn Rikon cookie press that my good friends at sent me. If you’ve never worked with a cookie press before, it’s amazing! It’s basically a gun…for cookie dough. This press comes with 14 different shape discs and each of them create little perfect cookies each and every time.

Because I’m so into this press, I asked to pretty, pretty please let one of these guys go to one lucky BTHR reader, and being the awesome people they are, they agreed. Ready to win your own?

  • PRIZE: One Kuhn Rikon Cookie Press from
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post and tell me what your favorite holiday cookie is!
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at Noon (12pm) EST
  • ELIGIBLE FOLKS: Sorry, international readers, this one is for U.S. Residents, aged 18 and over only. I try to snag as many international giveaways as a can. Maybe next time!
  • WINNER ANNOUNCED: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 on this here post!
  • LEGALESE: To enter you must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of comments on this post. To be considered for the prize, you must provide a valid email address. One entry per email address. Once a winner is notified and verified, will be provided with the contact information of the winner and they will be responsible for  prize fulfillment. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, leave a comment on this post. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at noon (EST). The winner will be contacted by email on or before Wednesday, December 5, 2012. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by of Florida and is void where prohibited by law.
  • DISCLOSURE: In exchange for this blog post, as well as posting this giveaway, I was compensated with a cookie press. My review of the product was not biased or influenced in any way by this compensation.

Our winner is Jaclyn: who said that her favorite holiday cookies are Italian rainbow cookies! Which look awesome! Congrats, Jaclyn!


  1. Britnee H. says

    My favorite holiday cookie are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s kiss on top. My grandmother always makes them at Christmastime, so not only is the cookie delicious, but it has wonderful holiday memories attached!

  2. Beverly says

    My favorite holiday cookies are my lemon sugar cut-out cookies with lemon frosting. Oh my, I salivate just thinking about them. They are a must make every year.

  3. says

    oh my… to pick a favorite Christmas cookie is impossible for me. my mom and I have a baking bonanza each year the week before Christmas. it’s the best. my top two are probably 100% Natural Giant cookies as well as Cherry Cordial bars. yum, yum, yum.

  4. Brittany says

    Spritz are honestly the only cookie I associate with the holidays and therefore my favorite. My family used to make them together every year.

  5. Jewel says

    My favorite Christmas cookie is definitely the candy cane cookie, an almond flavored butter cookie rolled into candy canes. Delish.

  6. Rebekah says

    My favorite has to be regular frosted sugar cookie cut-outs! I love them. My grandma used to make a molasses gingerbread cookie every year at Christmas too…and those would be a close second.

  7. says

    I love sugar cookies! I make sugar cookies with my family, and of course we slather on the frosting and decorations :).

    I also love spritz cookies, which I think I’ve said about 2242555233 times :)

  8. Neena says

    I love to eat haystacks every Christmas, which are not traditional Christmas cookies, but are a Christmas tradition at our house.

  9. says

    my favorite holiday cookie are these lemon knots that my Grandma used to make, but now my cousin took over and makes. They’ve even got a lemon icing on top…. yummy!!

  10. BethanyH says

    My favorite is chocolate-chip cookies that my mom puts into molds that make them look like gingerbread men- Cookie Kids!

  11. Kelly says

    I love holiday sugar cookies with a glaze on them or the peanut butter cookies with the hershey kiss!! Not very fancy, but definitely delicious!

  12. Angela B says

    My favorite cookie is a lemon and white chocolate cookie. AMAZING! My favorite non cookie cookie type product at holidays though is buckeyes. That screams christmas.

  13. Lola says

    my favorite holiday cookie is the ginger snap – is that very holiday?

    Also, I’d like to thank you for not pimping out our facebook likes for EVERY single giveaway you do. That really gets old – especially when someone requires you to like 4 different pages on FB. I don’t mind doing it once in a while, but it’s gotten excessive with some of the blogs I’ve been reading lately. Hmm… maybe that helps weed out a few.

  14. says

    My favorite holiday cookies are what my sister calls “snowball surprises” – basically an vanilla-almond flavored cookie, cooked around a peanut M&M and rolled in powdered sugar. Very simple, but dangerously addicting!

  15. Sophie says

    I love me some good, old-fashioned spicy gingerbread. Yum! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I’d love to be able to use it to make cookies with my family this year!

  16. Sarah says

    My new favorites are the Sparkling Cranberry Gems from the King Arthur Flour website. My classic favorites are these raspberry meringue cookies with mini chocolate chips that my grandma always used to make!

  17. Allison says

    What *isn’t* my favorite?? My favorite memory of the holidays is making all kinds of cookies with my grandmother. I have her old cookie press that we still use, but I think it might be time for an upgrade! So spritz cookies are a fave, as well as thumbprints and Mexican wedding cookies. Yum yum yum!

  18. Rosanne says

    I have an iced pumpkin cookie I started making a few years ago. It is moist and cakey with a basic glaze icing on the top. So simple and delicious.

  19. Katherine says

    Snickerdoodles may not be a Christmas cookie in everyone’s household, but they are in mine, and they’re my favorite!

  20. Tracy says

    i love the chocolate peanut butter balls that everyone in my family makes, but my family has always called them reindeer balls!

  21. Alaina says

    Spritz cookies are always a tradition at our family gatherings. My nana usually makes them, but I would love to have my own set since she lives four hours away!

    Favorite holiday cookie would have to be pizzelles – so light and crispy and delicious – yum!

  22. Olivia says

    My favorite would either be classic iced sugar cookies, cookies with peppermint pieces inside, or this really good chocolate espresso snowcap recipe I got from martha stewart!

  23. Julie says

    My mom totally had one of these when we were kids! I didn’t even know they still made them! How cool!

    & my favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip! YUM.

  24. says

    I’ve always wanted to try making spritz cookies, but haven’t invested in a press.

    My favorite holiday cookie has to be pumpkin chocolate chip cookies…or maybe mint chocolate brownies…or maybe chocolate covered pretzels…or maybe mexican wedding balls…hmmm, now I’m hungry for cookies!

  25. Anna TM says

    I would love to win this! My favorite holiday cookies are actually cookie press ones. Shortbread is my all time favorite cookie and the cookie press ones taste like amazing little bites of shortbread.

  26. Colleen says

    I love the messy, sticky, frosted sugar cookies my brothers and I have made the day before Christmas ever since I can remember.

  27. Coree says

    I think my favorite “cookies” are Hello Dollies! How can you go wrong with coconut, butterscotch, and chocolate all rolled into one?

  28. says

    They aren’t exactly “holiday” but they are the cookies we make when we settle in to watch the Polar Express with the kids! We do a triple chocolate cookie – a cocoa cookie with semi-sweet and white chocolate chips. It’s like hot chocolate in a cookie, and they’re awesome!
    I used to have a cookie press, but it was broken a few years ago and I’ve never replaced it. I’d love to have a new one!

  29. Audrey says

    They’re not really a cookie, but my mom and I make scotch kisses around Christmas time. Basically it’s a caramel covered marshmellow :) YUM

  30. Laurel says

    I always make peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies as holiday gifts. Not very Christmasy at first, but wrap them in some red and green tissue paper and you’re set!

  31. says

    Buckeyes all the way! However, sugar cookies have always been a tradition in my family…I made them with my grandma every year, and I can’t wait to make them with my son.

  32. Crystal says

    I was just looking at a cookie press at Target tonight! :)

    My favorite cookie is one my mom has been making for ages…we call then Date Nut Rice Krispie Balls. They have (obviously) chopped dates, chopped walnuts, butter, vanilla, an egg and Rice Krispies…you cook the first few ingredients together, then mix in the Rice Krispies and roll into balls when slightly cool. We leave some plain, roll some in powdered sugar, and then roll some in coconut (my favorite). YUM!

  33. Wynn Zetterberg says

    snickerdoodles and gingerbread. I’ve thought about combining the two and making ying yang variants and calling them gingerdoodles.

  34. Betsy says

    I love cookie presses, and my mom will NOT give up my Babcia’s (Grandma in Polish) and I would love to make Cream Cheese Spritzes this year. So simple, yet so wonderful!

  35. Joanne says

    Every Christmas my sister makes chocolate chip ginger chewies. They are amazing. It always feels like Christmas when I walk into her house and can smell them baking:)

    With all of the wonderful cookies my sister makes at the holidays, I had forgotten about these spritz cookies and how much I loved to make them when I was a kid. Thanks for the reminder:) I’m definitely going to have to get a cookie press and make them this year.

  36. says

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite cookie is one I made up…sugar cookie dough mixed with flaked coconut…raspberry jelly in a thumbprint in the center…after baked, drizzled with a white chocolate chip drizzle!! Great combination of flavors and always a favorite for everyone!

  37. Jodi says

    Spritz cookies are my husbands all time favorite! They are his childhood tradition. I would like to carry on the tradition of making them & this would be the perfect tool to have.

  38. Kristin says

    My favorite holiday cookies are sugar cookies with frosting and peanutbutter cookies :) Can never choose just one favorite!

  39. Kate B. says

    Raspberry jam-filled almond cookies that I have made with my best friend every holiday season since we were 15. They bring back so many good memories every time we bite into one.

  40. says

    This may be a cop-out, since they’re not *really* holiday cookies, but snickerdoodles have always been my favorite this time of year. I never make them for myself and they always show up at holiday parties, so I always associate them with the holidays. :)

  41. Carly Kreger says

    Snickersnaps/Gingerdoodles! (I prefer “snickersnaps” because it has a bit more a pop and it’s much more fun to say.) It is literally a combination of snickerdoodle dough and gingersnap dough all mixed together and rolled in cinnamon-sugary deliciousness. Alone, each of these cookies seems to lack that something special for me, but together = AMAZEMENT! And bonus: Everyone loves them, from gap-toothed toodlers, to negative-nancy coworkers, and even tradition-rooted seniors. You cannot go wrong with this cookie hybrid!

  42. Leslie says

    My absolute favorite is spritz cookies with almond flavoring, but I haven’t been able to find a good cookie press that works. Maybe this is the one that will work for me.

  43. jaclyn says

    I’m Italian and growing up my mom made tons of different kinds of Italian cookies each holiday season. My favorite by far, is the Venetian (sometimes called “rainbow cookie”) it’s delicious….almond paste….jam….dark chocolate. yum. they are kind of hard to make but totally worth it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Catherine says

    I love Paula Trombi’s apricot bars; my Mom and I have made them every Christmas since before I can remember!

  45. Audrey says

    Peanut butter cookies are my traditional favorite, but I just saw a recipe on Pinterest for white chocolate chip and crushed peppermint cookies and they sound Amazing!

  46. jeri says

    They may not be a holiday cookie, but if my gift tins don’t include Toll House chocolate chips, I hear about it. That’s fine with me since they’re my favorite too.

  47. BrendaB says

    I love Christmas cookies so much that it’s difficult to pick my favorite …. but I’ll probably go with a sugar cookie with cream cheese in the dough, iced of course!

  48. Dana says

    My grandma make almond thumbprint cookies every year for the holidays and they are my absolute favorite. We live many states apart now and she still mails some to me. They show up in a million pieces but I eat every piece and think about my grandma.

  49. Katie says

    My dad used to have one of those cookie guns! It was his specialty during the holidays.

    I myself am a bit biased towards good ol’ roll-out sugar cookies. So many good memories attached to cutting them out and then decorating them with my brother. :)

  50. Firehazard says

    I want to try all kinds of new recipes this season, but I think peanut butter with peanut butter chips will always be my favorite!

  51. Renee says

    I ADORE Gingerbread Frosted Cookies, especially the ones from Trader Joe’s. They are very, very, dangerous to have around the house! And for the non-holidays, you can beat the Pecan / Hazelnut Sandies!!

  52. Fleur says

    I love gingerbread cookies. And, snickerdoodles. And, sugar cookies. Oh, and, peanut butter blossoms. Oh, and…. yeah, I’ll just take the whole plate.

  53. kim says

    my favorite cookies are the little cheap tin cookies you can get at christmas every year! with milk! yum. i’d like to have this press to make my own! yum!!! :)

  54. Anne with an E says

    My Mom’s Fruit Cake Cookies. Much better than the cake version, and my cousins fight over them making the cookies that much more special :)

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