December 21, 2008

Buttery Spritz Cookies

As promised here, this is the recipe for the Butter Cookies. I used the tree press, hence the Spritz name. Using a cookie press was harder than I thought. I had to constantly re-refrigerate the dough when it wouldnt release from the press because the dough was getting too sticky. If I had to do this again... i think i might have to invest in a better press... but the cookies came out yummy and the recipe is so easy & simple!!!

Makes: about 5 dozen
Prep: 15 min
Bake: 10-12 min per batch

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Decoration: red and green sugar; multicolored sprinkles

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Have a cookie press and baking sheet(s) lined with parchment ready.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; beat until blended. On low speed, gradually beat in flour.

3. Following manufacturer's instructions, place dough into cookie press and press out cookies about 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate cookies with red and green sugar or multicolored sprinkles.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Transfer with a broad spatula to wire racks to cool completely.


curly chub said...

what kind of cookie press did you use?

Megan's Mommy said...

A really cheap one. I'm going to get the one from W-S!

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