Spend some time in the kitchen baking with your kids this holiday season with these easy spritz cookies. Dreamy, sugary, vanilla-y smells wafting from the kitchen will bring them running in if they aren’t there to help in the beginning!
For many – the holidays are all about baked goods and the wonderful smells wafting from the kitchen.
For me, it’s that – but also getting the kids in the kitchen to have some fun and enjoy decorating and eating!
These pics are from last year, but they show our neighbor’s children as well as mine piping cookies, and decorating. Such a simple thing, but so much fun for them!
It’s said that “if you don’t think you’re a control freak, try baking with kids”… and it’s true. I had to walk away when things weren’t perfect, try not to instruct them how to decorate – and just let them have at it.
As you can see – I spent more time playing with the kids, than focusing on my pictures. I’d apologize, but I had a blast – and I’m not that sorry 😉 !!
These cookies are a LOT of fun to make and decorate. I’ll be adding some Haystacks to the rotation this year (recipe might appear on Kylee Cooks, you never know…) and will definitely be making some of these again.
This year, I’m thinking of different flavors instead of just vanilla. Maybe some raspberry extract, or some orange zest… or lemon… or lime…. OR ALL OF THEM! Maybe even a chocolate version! Stay tuned!
How’d I do? Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! (Basic spritz cookie recipe below)
Want more cookies? Of course you do!
Spend some time in the kitchen baking with your kids this holiday season with these easy spritz cookies. Dreamy, sugary, vanilla-y smells wafting from the kitchen will bring them running in if they aren't there to help in the beginning!
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 cups butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbs milk
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour and baking powder and set aside.
- In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add egg, milk, vanilla and mix well.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture (1 cup at a time). Beat until combined.
- Fill cookie press with dough and choose a disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Decorate as garishly as possible… 😉
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
- Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.