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Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies

12/18/2011

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I absolutely love making Christmas cookies. This is one of my favorite baking times of the year. Besides all of the cutesy holiday treats out there, cookies seem to take over during the holidays. I usually do iced cookies, gingerbread cookies, and these cute little spritz cookies.

I use the same recipe I do for the butter cookies, but it gets even easier in this recipe. Instead of rolling out and cutting the cookies, the dough gets pushed into a cookie gun and out pop perfect little, bite-sized cookies.

 

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The dough is ready when it cleans the bowl and is not sticking. Take a chunk of dough at a time and smoosh it into the cookie gun loaded with the tree cookie plate. Press the cookies on the sheet. They can be place pretty close together since they are not big and won’t spread too much. Before they go in the oven, I like to sprinkle them with green sugar. I also topped each one with a star.

 

This is the easiest cookie recipe ever. If you have an hour, you can make a ton of these little cookies. They only bake for about 9 minutes. Because they are so tiny, they are perfect for that cookie tray in your house or to bag up and give away to others. Enjoy!!

 

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Christmas Spritz Cookies

4 sticks of butter

1 1/3 cups of sugar (it’s ok to heap them a little)

4-5 cups of flour (start with 4 and then add as needed)

Preheat oven to 350°

Whip butter and sugar with the paddle attachment until white and fluffy. Add flour gradually until you have the right mix. You don’t want them to be sticky, or too crumbly because of too much flour.

Put the dough into the cookie gun a little at t time and press the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with the sugars. Bake for about 9-10 minutes at 350. Remove them from the sheet and let cool on the counter before packing up or just eating them in the kitchen!

 

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Meg

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