Butter Cookies or Spritz Cookies Recipe

This recipe is one I learned growing up – my mother got it from her mother’s side of the family. This is a holiday favorite for us!

Butter Cookies (Spritz Cookies)

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 2/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsps. vanilla

Mix salt with flour and set aside. Mix together butter and sugar until creamy. Then, beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, gradually, mixing to uniform consistency.

Press dough through a cookie press according to cookie press’s directions onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

For chocolate butter cookies, add 1/4 cup cocoa and 2 tblsps. milk to the butter mixture before adding flour.