The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Holiday Spritz Cookies
It’s finally The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap day! This is my second year participating in this oh-so amazing event and it’s only gotten sweeter (I know, that was pretty corny…).
I have been waiting for this cookie swap to come around this year because I FINALLY got a cookie press (thanks brother!!!).
I knew as soon as I got it that I had to make spritz cookies for the holiday exchange (yep I’ve been planning since October!). The dough comes together in a flash and the cookies travel really well, so they are perfect for sending cookies out to all your friends and family.
I love the subtle almond and vanilla flavor of these buttery cookies. It really makes them addictive! Before you know it, you have devoured a dozen…
I have to also give a big thank you to the three lovely food bloggers who sent me delicious treats this season!
The past few weeks have been a bit stressful and overwhelming, so this whole cookie exchange was timed perfectly to cheer me up!
I received sea salt caramel stuffed cookies from The Gingered Whisk, Almond Joy Cookies from I Was Born To Cook, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from bethcakes – I have been in cookie heaven for the past couple of weeks!!
Note: for this recipe, you will need a cookie press.
Holiday Spritz Cookies
Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:22 minutes
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Holiday sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Make sure to scrape down the sides to get everything incorporated. Once well-combined, add flour and salt; beat to combine.
- Fit cookie press with your desired template and fill the cookie press with dough. On an clean, dry, and cooled cookie sheet, press the shapes out 1-inch apart from each other. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
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