Cookie Press Recipes PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg Mix together well - bake 350 for about 8-10 minutes ALMOND CREME SPRITZ COOKIES 1 cup butter, softened 1/4 tsp vanilla 1 3-oz pkg cream cheese, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar Finely chopped almonds 1/2 tsp almond extract Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Add sugar, almond extract, and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually beat in flour. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until easily worked but not too stiff. Press cookies as directed. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake in a 375 F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm but not brown. Remove to cooling racks. Makes about 60. LEMON-CHEESE PRESSED COOKIES 1 cup Butter or margarine, softened 1 tsp Grated lemon peel 1 pkg. (3 ozs) cream cheese, softened 1 tsp Grated lemon peel 1 cup Sugar 2 1/2 cup Flour 1 Egg 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tbsp lemon juice Cream butter, cheese and sugar until fluffy. Blend in remaining ingredients. Cover, chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 375. Fill cookie press with 1/4 of dough at a time; press as directed. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown on edges. About 5 dozen 2-inch cookies. ORANGE SPRITZ COOKIES 1 cup butter 1 tsp orange zest 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2-1/2 cups sifted flour 1/2 cup brown sugar dash of salt 1 Tbsp orange juice 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 egg Cream butter and gradually add sugars and beat until light. Add orange juice and mix well. Add egg and orange zest. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Press as directed. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Yield: 72 cookies JELLO COOKIES Cream together: Add: 1 1/2 cups Butter 4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 egg 1- 3 oz. pkg jello (any flavor) Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. I have used cherry, strawberry (add a drop or two of red food color for bolder colors), lemon, lime, even grape jello. CARAMEL SPRITZ COOKIES 1 cup shortening 2 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 3-1/2 cups sifted flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking soda Cream shortening and gradually add both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour, salt and baking soda and mix gradually with the creamed mixture. Press cookies as directed. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Yield: 70 cookies CHOCOLATE SPRITZ COOKIES 1 cup shortening 5 Tbs cocoa 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 egg dash of salt 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups sifted flour Cream shortening, gradually add sugar. Add unbeaten egg and vanilla. Sift cocoa, baking powder, salt and flour together. Mix gradually with the creamed mixture. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes, Yield: 60 cookies PEANUT BUTTER SPRITZ COOKIES 1/2 cup shortening 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1-1/4 cups sifted flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 egg 1 Tbsp hot water Cream shortening, gradually add sugars and beat until light. Add egg, then peanut butter and hot water. Sift flour and soda together and gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Press as directed. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes, Yield: 60 cookies JELLO COOKIES Cream together: Add: 1 1/2 cups Butter 4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 egg 1- 3 oz. pkg jello (any flavor) Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. I have used cherry, strawberry (add a drop or two of red food color for bolder colors), lemon, lime, even grape jello for making cookies for a bridal shower where the color theme was lavender, and pressed heart shaped cookies. BUTTERY SPRITZ COOKIES 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 tsp. almond extract 1 cup Butter flavored Crisco 3 cups flour 2 eggs 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. Vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt Heat oven to 375 F. Beat sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, syrup, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat until well blended and fluffy. Combine flour, with remaining dry ingredients and gradually add to first mixture. Mix until well blended. Press cookies as directed. Decorate as desired. Bake 7 - 9 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Yield, 7 - 8 doz. cookies CHEESE STRAWS 1 lb. extra sharp cheese 2 sticks of oleo or butter 2 scant c. self-rising flour dash cayenne pepper Grate cheese and mix in other ingredients. Put through star of cookie press. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 until golden brown. The self-rising flour is the "secret ingredient". Should be stored in an airtight container.