Although this is a little late, I couldn’t resist not posting about these cookies. I received a cookie press (or cookie gun as I’ve always referred to it) from my Secret Santa from my cooking website this year – the BEST gift I could have asked for!! I can’t tell you how many times I had to restrain myself from buying myself one with those oh-so-tempting 50% off coupons Michael’s was offering before Christmas. But I resisted, hoping that I would receive one for Christmas. I totally didn’t expect that it would come before Christmas so you could imagine my excitement when I opened up the box and I realized that I could make the cookies and add them to my Christmas goodie packages. I proceeded to make them the next morning and sacrificed an hour of my work day because of it…so sad about that, let me tell you.
Anywho, I had a blast making these. The gun was a dream to work with and I was so pleased with the results; with both the taste of the cookies and how the shapes turned out. I’ll definitely be using this little toy again and I’m going to look into what other recipes I can use it for.
Classic Spritz Cookies
Yields: 7-8 dozen
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond 1/4 tsp orange extract
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing to make a smooth dough. Do not chill. Place dough into cookie press and press cookies onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove cookies from sheet, cook on rack.