This vintage Deluxe Cookie King cookie press is pretty cool. Advertising on the box claims this spritz gun will make it easier to keep spotlessly clean; to change the cookie forms; to turn with crank type handle and control size of cookies and flow of decorating frosting. Crank type feed for positive, easy action. Your hands will not slip! (No sore hands no matter how long you work).This is the complete original set with spritz gun and crank handle, along with 10 cookie form discs of various designs, and a pointed tip for decorating. The box is torn and has definitely seen better days, and the spritz gun tube has a small portion of copper color loss near the bottom – see photos for details. But overall a neat piece of kitchenware from American History.
A little history from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History:
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
This Cookie King was manufactured by Nordic Ware during the early 1960s. The Cookie King is used to make spritzgebäck, a Scandinavian cookie traditionally made around Christmastime, by pushing dough through a variety of nozzles to form different shapes. The Cookie King is an example of Nordic Ware’s early cookware that was made to appeal to Minnesota’s large Scandinavian population.