These crisp little butter cookies take me down memory lane every time I pop one ( or several!) in my mouth. As a child, my mother and I would make these every Christmas for family and friends. During the holiday season, this little cookie brings my mama’s spirit back in the kitchen when I truly miss her the most. As I have to swat away the two sets of hands diving in the bowl for the cookie dough I remember a time that those hands were mine. Okay, maybe those still are my hands sneaking a bite or three, but don’t tell my kids!
These little morsels of deliciousness look fabulous taste even better and take absolutely no time at all to create. As a self-proclaimed cookie connoisseur, these my friends are probably my all-time favorites.
Yeah, that might be a hard line to draw…my inner cookie monster instantly goes to my other all time favorite- the decadent Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk cookie. It’s verrry close though.
But I digress. These truly are filled with happy holiday memories. Great for Santa, a cookie exchange, an afternoon tea or just a get-together. My kiddos jump at the opportunity to use the cookie press as well. They call it the cookie gun. Shooting cookies out of a cookie press (gun) make my kids feel like outlaws in the kitchen, and the fun shapes that these cookie press come with let them unleash their inner creativity.
Guessing what the shapes will be with new discs you can order and debating which one looks cooler makes the family time of cookie making even more enjoyable. I just enjoy that each child can choose their favorite shapes to show their individuality. They all come out beautifully pressed and ready to bake. Not many cookies out there can compete with cookie press capers that can ignite!
This recipe makes quite a few cookies, and I have been known to get the entire batch done in under 15 minutes. Of course, my procrastinating self had put me in that position more often than not, but they still came out perfect as always.
The buttery rich taste of these cookies will please all ages and keep the cookie jar empty.Print
These little morsels of deliciousness look fabulous, taste even better and take absolutely no time at all to create. Great for Santa, a cookie exchange, an afternoon tea or just a get-together. The buttery rich taste of these cookies will please all ages and keep the cookie jar empty.
2/3 cup of sugar
1 cup butter softened
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract or almond
2 1/2 cup flour
Heat oven to 400. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl or kitchen aid mixer.
Stir in salt, egg and vanilla or almond extract.
Add flour and mix completely.
Place dough in cookie press.
Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Add sprinkles.
Bake 5-8 minutes until set but do not brown.
These cookies can burn easily if you walk away from them. They are best if they have a light little gold hue around the edges.
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