Friday, December 07, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday: Cookies!

My daughter's friend's daughter came over today and we made spritz cookies. I got to use my new cookie press that I bought on sale at Michael's a while back. It's a Wilton and really nice. My last one 'died' and I'm glad, because this one is so much nicer. Angelina, who is 8, had a ball helping me.

Hey, and don't forget to visit Shereen over at "Waiting for Him" for more Sew Crafty Friday fun!
Here is the recipe:
Spritz Cookies
(Makes about 7 dozen)
1 Cup butter, softened
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (this really makes them taste good, but I suppose you could double the vanilla instead)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 Cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and extracts.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Fill cookie press and press dough shapes 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Decorate with colored sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes* or until edges just begin to brown.
Cool on wire racks.
*6 minutes works in my oven but adjust time for yours.
Now, if you really want to make this easy, gather all your ingredients ahead of time. I put my dry ingredients in a large bag and put in two wrapped sticks of butter and an egg (unbroken--duh). I put my sugars in a smaller bag and put this inside the big bag. Then I clip my recipe to the bag. I did this 2 weeks ago. The only thing I left out was the extracts, until I made the dough.
Then, yesterday, I mixed it all together. That way, when my little friend came to visit, all we had to do was fill the cookie press and start having fun!


Maggie said...

ooohh.. I want a cookie!

psalm127 said...

love spritz cookies.We would always make them for Christmas

Shereen said...

How neat. They look so pretty. I'm with Maggie, it gave me a craving for cookies. ;0) Thanks for sharing.

MommaofMany said...

I have never made these with my Lambies...I should!


BittersweetPunkin said...

My Mom makes those...they are so buttery and yummy!!!

Ginny said...

I made those years ago. You have inspired me to try again with my daughter. Maybe next week if I can find time. They look so yummy and pretty.

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm making Spritz cookies tomorrow. I hope mine turn out as pretty as yours.