Monday, December 3, 2007

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Join the Make Mine Pink Bloggers for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. Starting December 3 and throughout the week. Just go to and you will find all the Make Mine Pink bloggers who are sharing their recipes.
My favorite cookie for the holidays is one that my grand-mother use to make when I was little. We call it the Spritz cookie and it is made using a cookie press. The press has all different types of designs that you can use. There really is no need to decorate these dainty cookies but as a child we always liked to sprinkle colored sugar or the multi-colored sprinkles. I hope you enjoy these and please leave me a note and tell me what your favorite holiday cookie is.

Makes 2 dozen to 3 dozen cookies

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large egg yolks
3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Colored sanding sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.

Fill a cookie press with the dough, and turn out cookies 1 to 2 inches apart onto an unbuttered baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with colored sanding sugars.

Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.
Now just enjoy! These are wonderful given as a sweet gift.
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BumbleVee said...

For Christmas... sugar cookies are still my fav... cut into shapes and of course...lightly sprinkled with colours. Call me old fashioned, and, in a way... I guess that is exactly why they still have the most appeal. A tradition...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you Michele for the cookie recipe. For some reason I am just not good at making those pressed cookies. I think my favorite Christmas cookie is the wedding cookie. They just melt in your mouth. ~ Lynn

Janet Bernasconi said...

Yummy! Michele those cookies look so good! I love the recipe you posted and will definitely try it!
Love your blog too. :-)

Amy @ The Cottage Gate said...

Hi Michele,

These cookies are special because of the memories and nostalgia behind them, and they look yummy too!! - my cookies on my blog are the same way. Thanks for sharing!


Kathy ~ Shabby Roses said...

Hi Michele,
Mmmmm...these cookies look so yummy!
Any kind of cookie is ok with me, I'm not fussy at all!!
Kathy :)


Your little cookies remind me of the lovely biscuits we saw when visiting Germany last Christmas, it seems to be a tradition over there, as well as in your house. x

Stephanie said...

Oh, spritz cookies are my favorite, too. We always make the spiral, tree, & snowflake ones! Lots of fun memories over the years making these with my daughter & now my granddaughter!

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