Petite, buttery, sugar cookies that you can make into different shapes using your Cookie Press! Using icing and festive sprinkles to make them extra special.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:60 mins
1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened to room temperature)
1 cup Sugar
1 Large Egg (room temperature)
1/2 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
2 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
*Vanilla Glaze* (optional, helps sprinkles to stick to cookies)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure yo have your Cookie Press ready with all the disks that you want to use for your cookies.
In a large bowl combine butter & sugar and cream together using an electric mixer until the butter & sugar becomes light & fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix. Add in flour, baking powder and baking soda & mix until thoroughly combined and cookie dough is formed. Cookie dough will be thick and sticky.
**Chilling the dough for this recipe is not required BUT you may want stick the dough in the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes to firm it up.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the desired pattern disk in your cookie press and fill the center container with cookie dough (be sure to refer to your cookie press instructions for how to change the patterns and fill the cookie press) and using the cookie press to pump out different cookie shapes onto your cookie sheet. Be sure to keep cookies about 2 inches apart.
If dough starts to not hold the shape of the pattern you want or isn’t coming out of the Press easily, stick it back in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Bake cookies for 7 to 8 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 or 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with your favorite icing, glaze, sprinkles or leave them bare.
If using vanilla glaze to decorate (it helps sprinkles stick) pour confectioner’s sugar into a bowl and slowly add in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time, stir sugar and milk together to see if desired consistency is reached, add a little more milk if necessary and add in vanilla extract. Drizzle or pipe over cookies as desired.