One of the best things I’ve ever gotten on a black Friday shopping adventure was a Wilton Cookie Press. Not only because I can now say I own a gun that shoots cookies, but because it shoots the cookies I remember from my childhood, who doesn’t love to reminisce about childhood sweets! The original recipe which comes with the cookie press and is on their website, makes 7-8 dozen! Talk about being able to feed a crowd. I also like that the dough can be divided and the colors can be changed! For instance I made the normal dough color cookies and then green and red ones! When I began baking not too long ago I got some Ateco food coloring gel, it does a great job of getting a rich color.
3 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
Food Coloring (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In a large separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla, and almond extract mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beat until combined. DO NOT CHILL. Divide dough and color if desired. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet, move to cooling rack to cool completely.
**make sure to adjust the cooking time based on your oven temperature. My oven is super hot, and 10 minutes completely burns them, so I used less time.
Sorry I missed a day guys!!!
Day 1: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 2: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Day 3: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Day 4: Birthday Cookies
Day 5: Candy Cane Cookies
Day 6: Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Day 7: Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Day 8: Creamsicle Cookies
Day 10: Peppermint Chocolate Chip
Day 11: Gingerbread Cookies
Day 12: Peppermint Kiss Cookies