Christmas Cookie Nostalgia

I know I said that Christmas was over… but then I found these pictures on my computer and I am taking it back!

Mr. Christopher Jacobsen gave me a fancy cookie press for Christmas, and his family gave me this beautiful serving plate, so I immediately went home, whipped up some Spritz cookies, colored ’em up, and shot some cheery Christmas photos.  Thanks to the Jacobsens!!

Don’t you miss the holidays already? I kind of want to make Christmas cookies all year round.

Okay, enough with the 2010 Christmas nostalgia. On to 2011, folks!

Oh but first… the recipe!

Spritz Cookies
Recipe from Wilton

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; mix well. Gradually add  flour mixture to butter  mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Add food coloring if desired, a few drops at a time. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet; cool completely.

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