Friday, December 16, 2011

Food Friday: Not-So-Spritzer Cookies

As promised last week, I am going to share the Not-So-Spritzer cookie recipe with you. Short back story on these first though: the "Not-So-Spritzer" part comes from my inability to realize that when I was trying to use my spritzer cookie maker I was missing an essential part... the thing that pushes the dough out. I was downright angry that the dang thing wasn't working. The worst part? I didn't realize it was broken until the cookies were done and I was packaging up the stupid thing to take it back to the store. Fail.
To mine and my husband's surprise (even though he won't admit he was surprised), they were a hit at my Lia Sophia party and my mom's purse party where I got the most adorable purse.

Moving on. These cookies are amazing. Ever had the cookies from the bakery at Target or Walmart that kind of melt in your mouth? They have a lighter bottom with bright and/or seasonal colors? Here, I will show you:

You know the one's, right? I got the recipe from my Cuisinart Spritzer Maker instruction manual. Which maybe if I had read anything other than the recipes... we wouldn't have had the problem we did. It seemed to work out. Here you are.

You will need:

Cookies:

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (which in case you didn't know.... one of my pet peeves is when people spell cooking flour "flower". Just thought you should know =))
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lb UNSALTED butter (2 sticks) cubed and at room temp
1 1/2 cup confectioner's (powered) sugar
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 large egg

Frosting:


1 tablespoon softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar (might need a little more, just keep an eye on the consistency)
3 tablespoons milk
2 drops any color food coloring
Preheat the oven to 350*F.

Cube butter and (if it isn't room temp) stick it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds

 Put the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar with a mixer until light and creamy.


Add vanilla and egg and mix until just combined. Add the rest of the reserved ingredients and mix on low until just combined.

This is where the spritzer part comes into play... but let's skip that part =).

Roll the dough into about 1"-2" balls and place on a cookie sheet about 2" apart.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden around the edges.

 Yum. Then you frost. In a small bowl, beat the butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Mix in the milk one tablespoon at a time until a good spreading consistency is reached. Stir in food coloring to desired shade. We used about 8 drops of red. Still turned out pink. Decorate cooled cookies, and set on waxed paper to harden. 

My sweet hubby helped me frost them.
 They are ALWAYS a hit.

Let me know if you try these recipes, I am interested to hear your results!

Yesterday was a long long long day (to say the least) with a bad day at work and we lost at volleyball. Bad. And I'm not going to lie, I am a very competitive person. Not good. In any case, it is FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!!!! So excited to spend the weekend baking and getting ready for the holidays. I also have to get ready for re-decorating! Tyler and I are buying a TV this weekend and our couches come on Thursday!!!  What are your weekend plans?

Just to remind you that Christmas is ALMOST here... Check this out. SO stinkin' cool. Seriously, amazing.



HAPPY FRIDAY/8 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!

Melissa

5 comments:

  1. They are two-bite cookies. Not one-bite cookies.
    In case any of your loyal readers are thinking "Wow! Bite-sized cookies!"
    But they're very delicious two-bite-sized cookies.
    Have a great weekend, Melissa!!
    xo

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  2. Just because I know it's a pet peeve, please see my revised post:

    They are to-bite cookies. Not won-bite cookies.
    In case any of you're loyal readers are thinking "Wow! Bite-sized cookies!"
    But their very delicious to-bite-sized cookies.
    Have a great weekend, Melissa!!
    xo

    (I laughed...) Love you!

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  3. Those cookies look amazing! I love seeing all your yummy recipes! I am excited to see who wins the giveaway! SO fun! Have a great weekend!

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  4. What a cute purse and how delish do those cookies look! xo

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  5. I'm sooo excited for this recipe. I didn't even know what they were called, we just called them store bought cookies ;) And those flash mobs always make me tear up, thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for your sweet words!!

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