>> Monday, December 20, 2010
Yummy variations of a Holiday Favorite ...
Use a cookie press to create lovely shapes in this easy, buttery cookie.
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
...1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 400F. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Note: You can also color the dough with food coloring, and decorate with dragées and colored sugar.