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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Classic Spritz Cookies (Butter Cookies)

Last week, I finally remembered that I wanted to google:  Mirro Cookie Press.  I googled it and immediately Amazon came up with just the item that I wanted.  I clicked check-out and got all excited about my purchase of a Mirro Cookie Press.  It's used but in perfect condition.  It came in it's original box with a recipe book.   On the box it says that it's a Cooky and Pastry Press.  I do plan to make cookies with the Cooky Press but my main objective is to make Cheese Straws.  I was told by my friend, Renae, that the new cookies presses were not what I needed to make Cheese Straws.  It was confirmed by my friend, Mila, who makes Cheese Straws for the Market at Dothan Nurseries.  She, too, said that I needed an old Mirro Cookie Press.  There are 12 discs that include a Christmas Tree, dog, star, hearts, & dinosaur as well as 3 tips for decorating.  I cannot wait to get started cooking cookies and those cheese straws that us southern girls love!

The recipe for Classic Spritz Cookies came from a co-worker who made decorated cookies for us.  They are delicious and will be made in my new Cooky Press!

                                                Classic Spritz Cookies (Butter Cookies)

1 1/2 cups butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Thoroughly cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, milk, vanilla, and almond extract; beat well.  Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing to make a smooth dough.  Do not chill.  Place dough into a Cookie Press and press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 min. or until lightly browned around edges.  Remove cookies from cookie sheet; cool on rack.

Makes 7-8 dozen cookies.

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