While shopping for groceries at my local grocery store, I found a cookie press on sale for $5.00.
I’ve never owned a cookie press before, but for that price, I just couldn’t pass it up.
I thought for my first practice run, I would make some Spritz Christmas Trees.
Some of them came out a little misshapen, but I think they still look rather cute. 🙂
Hopefully, with a little more practice, I’ll get better. 🙂
Spritz Christmas Tree Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 egg white
colored sugar or other cookie decorations
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and egg yolk.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well.
Add a few drops of food coloring until desired color is reached.
Put dough into cookie press. Press shapes out onto ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with colored sugar or other cookie decorations.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.