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Course: Cookie Press CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Use a cookie press to create lovely shapes in this simply classic buttery cookie from Germany.


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • food coloring (optional)

  • sprinkles, colored sugars, or glacé cherries (optional)


  • Pre-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 and food coloring, if using. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. Alternately, after mixing flour, divide dough into 2 or 3 portions and color each portion separately. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. If using, sprinkle with sprinkles, colored sugars, or top with glacé cherries. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.



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My first attempt with a cookie press. These made wonderful, delicious little holiday cookies. The only problem is I want them all year! Perfection!
- A Baker

- A Baker

This recipe makes perfectly formed and buttery-sweet cookies. I’ve tried several recipes and this is definitely my favorite!
- Barb C

Would make these again...just the right consistency for my cookie press! One thing I did do was beat it until it whipped, then put it in the fridge for a few moments. It made the cookies very light and tasty when baked.
- Sharon

Only change I made was Almond extract instead of Vanilla. Super easy. Super yummy!! Put some glaze on top with some sprinkles. So cute so fun to make! First time using my cookie press. Wow I've been missing out on some fun. Cannot wait to do it again!
- Dana

Same recipe as my old one I use to use, but lost when I moved a few years ago. Happy to have found this one!
- Dianne Lee

Amazing recipe--Quick easy and very buttery. I had to add a little additional flour to make the dough the correct consistency. This will be part of my holiday cookies next year.
- Suzie
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