Spritz Christmas Cookies Recipe
These are fun to make with the kids: When my boys were young they loved helping me make these and eat them.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar 1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
You’ll need a cookie press to make these cookies; this cookie dough is versatile you can add the following topping to all your cookies.
Colored sugar crystals , chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, melted dark chocolate, confectioners sugar.
Soften the butter; In mixer bowl cream together the butter and the sugar with mixer, scrap sides of bowl often.
Add the egg to the mixture. Add vanilla or extract of your choice beat mixture well.
In a bowl stir the flour, baking powder, and salt. Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients making sure baking powder and salt will be evenly distributed. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir till thoroughly mixed. Do not chill dough before putting into the cookie press. Choose shape for the pressed cookies and insert the proper plate in the cookie press. Pack the dough into the press, loading about half at a time.
I usually make a couple of batches of this dough; you can make christmas trees, snow flakes, using the different plates; Decorate with all the toppings as you wish; I also make some cookies and dip them in melted chocolate and then in nuts.
Can be frozen