Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Spritz Cookies

If you've never made Spritz Cookies, quick, go out and buy a cookie press and make them! I have this cookie press that I got for Christmas last year.

It's so much nicer than the old metal one that I had, where the disk kept popping off. That one is long gone, now! This one comes with a little booklet in it with a few recipes. We followed the Vanilla Spritz recipe, with a few minor changes. I'll post the recipe below, in case you already have a cookie press! I had two good helpers this morning.

N was going to help, 

Then decided to play instead. 

He did sit and watch J stir up the dough, though!

I have the cutest redheads. Seriously.

Isn't it gorgeous?!

Oh, just laying on the countertop watching.

Anyways, the recipe:

1 cup salted butter, room temperature.
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • Preheat oven to 375. 
  • Mix butter and sugar together in large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add in egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Stir flour in by hand. Dough will seem a bit crumbly.
  • Roll a section of dough into a log and insert into cookie press, fit with desired disk.
  • Press the dough out onto a non-greased cookie sheet. I found it helps a little if you freeze the sheet before pressing cookies onto it.
  • Decorate with colored sugar if you want.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until very lightly browned around the edges. 
  • Don't let cookies cool on sheets at all, remove while still warm to wire racks to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container for 4 days or freeze and eat later! 
  • Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

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