I made some cookies to send to family and friends over the holidays, including some green tea shortbread. When I made shortbread (normal shortbread usually) with my family, we shaped the cookies by making balls and then pressing them with a cookie press. I don’t have a cookie press, but I do have potatoes!
This heart shaped press with a A on it worked nicely – the A was even visible in the majority of the cookies.
A ceramic cookie press usually gets covered with flour to keep the cookies from sticking, but with the potato, I just made sure to rinse it often and keep it moist. It worked pretty well!