Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Spritz Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 and 1/2 cups flour

Heat oven to 400.

Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer until well-combined. Add egg yolks and extract and mix thoroughly on medium speed. Work in flour gradually.

Using 1/4 dough at a time, force dough through cookie press on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugars, if desired.

Bake 7-10 minutes, or until set but not brown. Makes about 6 dozen small cookies.

I've been making these for over 30 years (yikes!). They're Drew's favorite.

If you want to make a more cholesterol-friendly version, you may substitute the egg yolks for one whole egg.