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Vanilla Spritz Cookies

Cookie making has never been my strong suit.  Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie PressIn fact, I once made cookies that were so bad, my sister compared them to brickbats and our dog, Roxie, turned her nose up at them.  I resorted to buying packaged cookies.

Then Mister developed a peanut allergy and we were instructed to avoid peanuts and tree nuts.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to find packaged cookies that don’t include nuts or haven’t been made in a facility or on equipment with nuts?  Oi vey!  I need to learn to make cookies that are edible.  I started off with cake mix cookies (cake mix, Vanilla Spritzer Cookiesoil, and egg), but cake mixes that don’t violate the allergists instructions are hard to find.  I need to go old school and make my own.  I mean really make my own.  Wilton to the rescue!

Surely with a Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press I could make cookies that were edible… maybe even good. The Cookie Press comes with a spritzer cookie recipe that is recommended for the press. It lists Vanilla Spritzer Cookiealmond extract as an ingredient, so I modified it a bit and added extra vanilla.

After I made the cookie dough, I weighed it to see how much it was, then I used the cookie press to press one cookie onto a plate to weigh it, so I could calculate the calorie content of each cookie.

Then on to the cookie sheet and into the oven for the recommended bake time.  Out came perfect little flower shaped cookies.   The real test, though, would be if my children would eat them.

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Oh MY.  I did it.  I did it!   Not only were they good, but they bore a taste similarity to a certain packaged cookie that I adore.  A happy dance may be a little extreme, but you have no idea what an accomplishment being able to make an edible cookie, that my kids will enjoy, really means to me.  So, yeah, I went extreme and did a little happy dance.

Vanilla Spritz Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 7-8 dozen cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 50 (if made with Splenda)

Fat per serving: 3.4

Vanilla Spritz Cookies

These vanilla spritz cookies are the perfect any day treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup Splenda (use granulated sugar, if desired)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Thoroughly cream butter and Splenda.
  • Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat well.
  • In separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture gradually, mixing to make a smooth dough.
  • Do NOT chill.
  • Place dough into Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press and press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  • Remove cookies from sheet and cool on rack.
  • Makes 7-8 dozen cookies.
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These turned out well enough, I am going to try to make cookies for Easter!

Thanks, Wilton!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. I’m not a baker, I’ll let you send them too me though.

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting Wilton Cookie Press.. I can make great tasting cookies, but I can never make them looking great (like the one you can buy). Your cookies look great!

  3. What a yummy recipe!

  4. I LOVE that cookie press. How neat and yum!

  5. Oh yummy!! I’ve never made spritz cookies before.

  6. We used a machine like this to make Christmas cookies!! That recipe looks great!

  7. Now that looks good!

  8. Those are so pretty. I would love to try that cookie press!

  9. Oh – I love finding new cookie recipes!

  10. I love these sooo CREATIVE

  11. I really love cookies and even inventing my own recipe for it…Makes me and my family have fun while eating it and watching some stuffs…

  12. I would love a cookie press!

  13. wow, those look so pretty. I love that you took the time to weigh them to know the calorie count and fat.

  14. Those look so fluffy and yummy!

  15. Amy Orvin says:

    I have never tried these cookies before,but they sound really good. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to give these a try.

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