Thursday, November 24, 2011

Spritz Cookies

The girls wanted to make cookies and their father wanted to have a traditional meal like with his family. Since we are spending this holiday with my family I felt we could accommodate him. The girl's paternal grandfather makes the best spritz cookies and we decided to try our hands. Now everyone is happy.

  • 3 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
Beat butter in mixer until soft and add 1 cup flour. Mix until incorporated. Add sugar, egg, baking soda, vanilla and almond extract and beat until mixed. Gradually add remaining flour. Place in a cookie press and put cookie shapes on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.

Audrey and Maurene's Tasks:

  1. Help measure and add ingredients
  2. Turn mixer on and off
  3. Crack egg
  4. Help press cookies onto sheets
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Assist girls
  3. Bake cookies
If you do not remove the cookies from the sheets while they are warm they will stick a little. For Pampered Chef ceramic sheets this is just a minor problem as most will still come off. If, however, you use a regular metal sheet you need to give up on your cookies forever. 

That's a lot of butter.

Mo is always in charge of the mixer.

Small bar pan with buttery goodness.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks good. Papa will be making more for Christmas.


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