Holiday Spritz Cookies

These crisp buttery cookies make a welcome gift or sweet party treat. Color the dough in Christmasy hues and use a cookie press to make all kinds of fun shapes.

Yield

5 dozen

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
food coloring, optional
holiday sprinkles and colored sugars

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Fill cookie press and form into desired shapes on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles and colored sugars.

Bake for 8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on wire cooling racks.

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