Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Recipe Swap: Cookie Exchange!

Hi Ladies! This month we'd like to share our favorite holiday cookie recipes. What is that family favorite that is a staple to any holiday gathering? For the past few years I have been making these holiday classics!

Classic Spritz Cookies


1 1/2 cups (375 mL) butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup (250 mL) sugar
1 egg
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups (875 mL) all-purpose flour

Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer about 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping down sides as necessary. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour; mix on low speed just until blended, scraping down sides as necessary. (Dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.)
  2. Fit Cookie Press with desired disk ; fill with dough. Press dough onto Cookie Sheet 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart. Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool cookies 2 minutes on Cookie Sheet; remove to cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

These cookies get a real retro look when colored with the neon food coloring available in most stores. The creamy color of the dough gives the cookies the muted neons that are reminiscent of the 1950's era!

3 comments:

  1. These are my go to CHRISTmas cookie:
    http://angelnavywife.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-tradition.html

    but a couple years we did these too and it was a HUGE hit
    http://angelnavywife.blogspot.com/2008/12/more-holiday-cookies.html

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  2. These look scrummy! I shall add them to the list of reasons why I might need a cookie press...

    I don't have a particular Chrismtas cookie recipe, just several favourite biscuits I make throughout the year. I've posted the recipe to the Almond Biscuits I tend to fall back on when I'm short of ingredients and can't face braving the snow on the way to the supermarket. People love them and always want to know how they're made.
    http://littlehousebytherailwayline.blogspot.com/2010/12/offering-hospitality-recipe-swap-cookie.html

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  3. Yum! I'm posting two of my favorites today - pecan sandies & no bakes.

    http://thelocalcook.com/2010/12/01/no-bakes-pecan-sandies-a-perfect-pair-of-cookie-recipes/

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