Christmas Spritz Butter Cookies
My cookie press broke after last year so I purchased a new one and WOAH. A good cookie press makes such a difference! The other one I had worked ok and lasted 8 years, but I seemed to have more issues with mis-shaped cookies and the trigger sticking. Not anymore. We pressed out 10 dozen cookies in less than 10 minutes.
This was Ruby’s first time making Christmas cookies! If you think her cookies look good, you should see her booster seat and the kitchen floor!
Kaylee is a pro at these things and loaded up her cookies with sprinkles and pearls, galore!
I hope you enjoy these fun little treats as much as we do!
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. butter flavoring
2 tsp. almond extract
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and flavorings. If you want to color your dough, you can add the coloring now as well. I like Wilton’s concentrated paste because it doesn’t water down the recipe.
(Or if you want several colors, just wait until you’ve made your dough and separate it into sections and mix it in then.)
If you are using salted butter, you don’t need to add salt in your recipe. If you are using unsalted, add 1/4 tsp.
Add flour (and salt if needed) to butter/sugar and mix until dough forms.
Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet using a cookie press. Add sprinkles. Bake @ 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
Store in air tight container. These cookies freeze really well.
Yield: 4-5 dozen cookies.