Rather than firing up the oven when you want a batch of fresh-baked cookies, the Nostalgia Bakery Express offers cookie-baking capabilities in a countertop appliance. It offers baking temperatures between 375 degrees and 400 degrees Fahrenheit--as long as your cookie recipe calls for a temperature inside that range, you can have cookies ready to eat in just minutes. You place your cookie dough on a nonstick cast aluminum tray that sits inside the Nostalgia Bakery Express. About a half dozen cookies will fit on the tray, assuming that they're 2 inches in diameter.
The Nostalgia Bakery Express comes with eight cookie molds, as well as 12 cookie cutters and a spatula to remove the cookies. It can be a little easier to manage for smaller hands than a full-sized oven, making it a good option if you want to bake cookies with the children. It also provides an easy way to bake cookies outside of the kitchen--taking some cookie dough and the Nostalgia Bakery Express into the office can make for a special treat at work. The appliance measures 13.5 inches by 10.5 inches by 4 inches and can just sit on the counter as it bakes. The Nostalgia Bakery Express is priced at $16.80.