“A good cook knows that it's not what's on the table that matters, it's who is in the chairs.”

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Butter Spritz Cookies

1 c butter
1 1/4 c Confectioner's Sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt

Cream butter and sugar
Beat in eggs and extracts

Combine Flour and salt
Grandually combine to creamed mixture
**Add food coloring if desired

Put in cookie decorator and make whatever shape you desire!

Decorate with sugar crystals

Bake 375 for 6-8 minutes

Thursday, December 9, 2010


2 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
1 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 egg
2 tsp pure vanilla
1 c fruit jam

Preheat oven 325

Cream butter & sugar.
Add egg & vanilla
add flour and baking powder

Dough will be firm

Scoop teaspoonfuls, roll into balls.  place on ungreased baking sheet about 1 inch apart.  With your thumb press a depression in cookie (do not press all the way through).  Place a little bit of jam in center of cookie.

Cook 20-22 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to cool flat surface.