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Cookie Press Butter Cookies

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Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract


In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add almond extract.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to creamed mixture gradually. Press cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 7 to 8 minutes. Cool butter cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 5 dozen cookie press cookies.
Decorate cookies with melted almond bark or sprinkles, if desired.

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 5 out of 5
Recipe become tradition, Member limeslushie2010

I have found this recipe a couple of years ago around Christmas. I make these cookies using a cookie press with a Christmas tree shape. I really enjoy these fluffy cookies. You don't even need sugar or icing on top of them. I use food color to dye the cookies green and red. One tip I would add is to use butter flavored shortening this adds little bit more butter flavoring to the cookies.

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