Let me start off by saying that I love the look and the taste of these cookies however the process of making them is a pain in the butt! I have an old version of the Pampered Chef cookie press so I’m just going to assume that the newer version of the press works better. I’m not going to lie, there was a fair amount of swearing going on while I tried to get the cookie press to work. Anywhooooo, if you have cookie press tips I’d love to hear them although I don’t think I’ll be making these again anytime soon!
1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
red and green food coloring, if desired
1 Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter and sugar together on medium for about 3 minutes until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour gradually, mixing on low until just blended. Dough will be soft.
2 Divide dough into 3 balls, leaving one white, coloring one red and the last green. Fit cookie press with desired disk and fill tube with dough by using one small ball of red followed by one of white then of green. Press dough onto cookie sheet. (If only it were that easy!) Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets then remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
recipe from The Pampered Chef