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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 12 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 47 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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