Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vanilla Bean Spritz Cookies

1-1/2 cups butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon amaretto
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, sliced in half seeds scraped
3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Gel coloring (if desired)
Cookie Press

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg. Beat until incorporated. Slowly mix in milk, amaretto, and extract. Stop mixer and add in vanilla bean seeds. Mix on medium speed for one minute.

Sift together flour and baking powder. With mixer on low gradually beat in flour mixture. Mix in gel coloring if desired.

Using a cookie press press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

*Tip* Make sure your pan is cool or the dough won't stick to it.

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