I took the cookie press back. It just was not doing the job intended. I gave it a good try. I made four different recipes and got only marginally good results with ONE of them. The special Spritz recipes (that the presses are MADE for!) could not be forced through the press.
On a good note, the employee at the mall kiosk that sold it to me was great about the return. She was apologetic and honestly seemed dismayed that it didn't live up to my expectations. I was given a full refund.
In knitting news: I am working away on a Danish ear-flap cap. I think this one will be called "Aurora Borealis" after the colors in the northern lights. Pictures will be posted when it is completed.