This recipe is straight off the box of my new Wilton Cookie Press. When I made them for my family, I made a few minor adjustments to the recipe only because I like to incorporate some Kamut flour and nuts into my cookie recipes. The taste is incredible, and if you’d like to try it my way, I included the adjustments a little further down.
Using a cookie press isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Shoving the dough down the tube is a challenge and when pressing the cookies out, they don’t always press out properly so I find I’m throwing quite a few back in the bowl.
Cookie Press Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups butter softened by leaving on counter overnight
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Sift flour and baking powder, set aside. Beat butter and sugar until very creamy. Stir together egg, milk and the extracts, beat into the creamed butter mixture. Slowly beat in flour mixture.
Fill cookie press with the dough and press out cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are a light brown.
Decorate as desired.
** Optional substitutions**
Substitute 1/2 a cup of the white flour with 1/2 cup of kamut flour.
Reduce white flour by 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup finely ground hazelnuts.