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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

 Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies
This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! Besides baking and decorating cookies and cakes, I enjoy taking long walks through our New York countryside.
72 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the eggs, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla. Combine flour and
  • salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough
  • 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored
  • sugar.
  • Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown around the
  • edges. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.