Yes and with horrible results.
The cookie dough stuck to the blades and the top part of the press. What a mess.
Tried a second time with spraying the heck out of the dough press with pan release.
Yup, the cookies didn't stick, but the knife blades had cookie dough all over them.
We ended up taking the whole machine to the dock and sprayed it with high pressure hot water to clean. I would advise not using this idea however clever it is........