Dec 082015

Here’s the traditional recipe for Cookie Press Christmas cookies. This is a classic, but you still need the recipe, so here it is in a convenient place.

Cookie Press Butter Cookies
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Category: Cookies, Holidays

Author: Mark Karney


  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks, 2 tablespoons milk, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Chill the dough.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  3. Fill the cookie press and shape the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top of each cookie with the egg whites mixed with 2 tablespoons of the water.
  4. Decorate with colored sugar or candy sprinkles as desired.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until the cookies are golden brown on top, about 10 minutes. Don't overbake.
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