cookie press cookies

Cookie Press Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
Food coloring, if desired
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tarter

* You can substitute almond, rum or any other flavor you desire.

Mix together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Add food coloring, if desired. Mix together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix into the wet mixture. Refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Attach the desired shape disk. Fill cookie press not quite full. Press onto ungreased cookie sheet close together. Add sprinkles, if desired. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. The tops should not be browned.

At Christmas-time, you can use the tree-shaped disk and decorate with green colored sugar.