Friday, January 7, 2011

Lemon Butter Spritz

I know I keep posting Christmas cookie recipes in January--but these recipes are so good that I don't want to forget them. You can always shape the cookies heart-shaped for Valentine's day or into ribbons, flowers, etc. for any day. Joshua made these festive-shaped cookies on Christmas Eve. He loves to make spritz cookies because he gets to use a "gun" to shape the cookies! We all love the lemony flavor of these buttery cookies.

Lemon Butter Spritz

1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add lemon peel, lemon juice and egg; blend well. Stir in flour and salt until well-mixed. Fill cookie press with dough. Using the cookie press, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. (Hint: Don’t use a Silpat or parchment paper—the cookies release from the press best straight onto the cookie sheet.)

Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets to a wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe Source: Pillsbury Holiday Cookies

1 comment:

  1. I think I need a cookie "gun" to get Kaysen into cooking! I know Bryant would really love it! And the fact that these cookies have lemon in them could only make them better!