Pumpkin Spritz Cookies 🎃

10:12 AM
It's FALL!
Finally!
Something about the fall makes me want to bake? Anyone else?



Most the time, it's pretty hard for me to find time to fully bake. But this weekend I really wanted to bake something for the beginning of fall!

I am obsessed with my cookie presses. I have two. Both are are amazing, just one is bigger than the other. For this post, I used the Pamper Chef, simply because I couldn't find my pumpkin disc for my Wilton.
Cookies presses come with tons of different discs to make different kinds of cookies! I love making the Christmas tree ones for Christmas!



Spritz cookies are so buttery & delicious. Gives you comfort of a cookie, but without all the work!
Of course the girls always want to help bake, & using the cookie press makes it a lot less stress & mess!

The "hardest" part of press is figuring to how many clicks to get the cookie that you want. It's super easy peasy. You want to make sure you press it flush with the pan the entire time til you are done pushing the dough through.
Speaking of pans, I am obsessed with this Nordic Ware big sheet! It's huge so you can get tons of cookies on it, & it means less pans to washes after!



With this recipe, to make even more "fall-y" you could even flavor the dough with pumpkin. Which I have done before, but didn't have any on hand. I added a little big of almond extract to this batch, but they are just fine with vanilla. I did one batch with orange food coloring, & one with out. Not for variety but because I ran out of food coloring LOL

Let's get cooking!






Ingredients


1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup 250 sugar
1 egg
1 tsp 5 vanilla extract or almond extract
3 1/2 cups flour
Colored sugar or sprinkles optional

Instructions


Preheat oven to 375°F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer about 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping down sides as necessary. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour; mix on low speed just until blended, scraping down sides as necessary. (Dough will be soft and a little firm; do not refrigerate.) Add food coloring or pumpkin flavoring, if desired.
Fit Cookie Press with desired disk; fill with dough. Press dough onto Cookie Sheet  about 1 in. apart. 
Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Cool cookies 2 minutes on Cookie Sheet; remove to cooling rack.


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