The strip in the centre of the unit has a number of patterns (such as a star shape), as shown, and you place the desired template over the nozzle of the cookie press to squeeze them out.
Fit the cookie press onto the mincer. Feed walnut-sized balls of chilled shortcrust pastry dough through the mincer with the machine set to medium speed. Always use the plunger to feed things through, and make sure the dough has been pre-chilled in the refrigerator.
The cookie press attachment is dishwasher safe.
Never stick your hands or other objects into the mincer.