Toaster Oven Cookies :: Spritz Cookies
Posted by FootsieBear at recipegoldmine.com 8/29/2001 6:55 am
Browning the butter used in these traditional cookies adds extra richness and a nutty flavor.
1 C. butter
2 1/4 C. flour
1/2 tea. baking powder
1/4 tea. salt
3/4 C. sugar
1 tea. vanilla extract or flavoring
1 Tbsp. milk
Decorator sugars, if desired
Melt butter in 2-qt. heavy saucepan over med. heat, stirring frequently, until butter turns a deep, rich brown color (6 to 8 min.). Watch closely. Immediately pour into med. metal bowl. Cover; refrigerate for 45 min. or until butter is cool to touch and softly solid.
Meanwhile, stir together flour, baking powder and salt in med. bowl.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spoon butter into lrg. mixer bowl; add sugar. Beat at med. speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 min.). Add egg and vanilla extract or flavoring; beat until well mixed (1 min.). Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 min.). Fit cookie press with desired template; fill with cookie dough. Press dough into desired shapes onto unprepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired. Bake for 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.