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Deluxe Cookie King

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Nordic Ware
Physical Description:
aluminum (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
cookie press spritz gun
Place Made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Description (Brief):
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.
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Credit Line:
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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Nordic Ware cookware
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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