Tuesday, December 11, 2012

~Making Christmas Cookies~




I've made these Spritz pressed cookies for years since early marriage. Now they are a tradition at our house.  I usually freeze them before Christmas and my husband steals a few all along thinking I don't notice. Here is my recipe.

Christmas Spritz Cookies
 1 cup soft butter
2/3 cup sugar, 3 egg yolks, 1 tsp almond flavoring. Work in 2 1/2 cups flour. Fill cookie press. Form cookies using Christmas tree disk onto ungreased baking sheet. For Christmas trees, tint dough with a few drops of green food coloring and sprinkle with red sugar. Bake until set but not brown.  Bake at 400 degrees, 7-10 minutes. I triple this recipe to have plenty and it yields nine cookie sheets of cookies.



My Christmas cards are mailed and it is pretty early for me for that to be done. Now, if all the decorating were done that would be very nice!




I hope you are enjoying the sights, smells, family traditions and all your Christmas memories as you decorate and plan your family Christmas this year. Celebrating Christ's Birth  ~ Bonnie

12 comments:

  1. I just took my cookie press out of storage today. I love Spritz. I am like your husband. When i was kid, I ALWAYS got into my mother's frozen sugar cookies. I doubt there were any left by Christmas. Joni

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  2. Mmmmmm....I love spritz cookies! I haven't made them in years, though. My friend recently made a batch to share, and I was in hog heaven!!! The smell, the taste, the little decorations on them...all that brings back such good childhood memories! Glad you got your cards out...the decorating will happen soon enough. Have fun with it!

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  3. I'm ready to bake and sneak a few Christmas cookies myself! They look beautiful Bonnie! I love your garden statue dressed in his/her Christmas ribbon :) Happy decorating & baking!

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  4. I'm as ready for Christmas as I'm going to be except for wrapping presents. Today I'm baking, but I'd rather be sitting in your kitchen chatting over coffee.

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  5. I spent quite a bit of my day in my kitchen. It would have indeed been a good time to sit and chat over coffee...tea for me, I've never been a coffee drinker. Thanks for the Christmas Spritz Cookie Recipe. I'll give them a try. Merry CHristmas! Cherry Kay

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