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Old 11-17-2007, 08:04 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Katie E View Post
The recipe I have been using for years is a Betty Crocker one, gulab. Go to this link for the recipe for wonderful "spritz" cookies. One recipe makes 72 cookies, so to get the number you want, you would only have to make 2 batches. Yes, you can add food color to tint the dough.
Amen to Katie and the Betty Crocker. Yes, you can add food coloring. Mom always added it with whatever liquid was added, as the coloring was also liquid. Add sparingly with the red and the green, as too much color is not very appetizing.

Wasn't there a recommended recipe that came with your cookie press? I seem to remember that was what we used.

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Old 11-17-2007, 08:18 PM   #12
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This is the simplest cookie recipe in existence, and OMG what a fabulous aroma and flavor! These cookies come out exactly as you put them on the sheet, so if you use the cookie press (and I have not tried them with it) you can put them fairly close together.

One can (15. oz) pumpkin
One box of any flavor cake mix (I have used gingerbread, carrot, and triple chocolate. I understand spice cake is super but I haven't found any)

That's it. Just mix the can of pumpkin and the cake mix together, drop by teaspoons or do the cookie press thing, and bake at 350 for about 13 min.

If they are thin, I'd check them at 10 min. They are soft cookes, not crisp. And fabulous.

Next time I make the carrot cake ones, I will add nuts. We added some Andes mints to the chocolate cake and that was also a winner.

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Old 11-21-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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Here is a picture of some cookies I made...

I went with the Betty recipe, but I used brown sugar instead. I don't know if it was the brown sugar, or that I used too much, that caused the batter to become less thick. This made it hard because the cookies wouldn't hold their shape properly after pressing them out with the cookie press. Oh well.

I used sliced almonds, chocolate chunks, coconut flakes, and powdered sugar for decoration.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:43 PM   #14
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They look good to me and I bet they taste great!
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:31 PM   #15
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They look good, can I have one? Am having my morning coffee atm, they would go well :)
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:08 PM   #16
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Nice looking cookies.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #17
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Master Sugar Cookie Recipe
4 cups all purpose flour
1 TBL Baking powder
1/2tsp salt
3/4cup butter
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2cups sugar
2 Eggs
2 TBL milk
2 tsp Vanilla
You may want to add Anis flavor to cookies 1/2 tsp

sift the flour, baking powder and salt twice to mix well in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Beat the butter and shortening for thirty seconds
add sugar and beat well until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and Vanilla. Beat well. Add the dry ingredients and beat well

Divide the dough into fourths, cover and chill for 3 hours. Working with one portion of dough at a time on a lightly floured board roll out the dough
To 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies. Place on a ungreased cookie sheet pan Bake at 375*F oven for 7-8 minutes or till cookies are done remove cookies to wire rack to cool makes 75-95 cookies.

Chefs note if you half to re roll left over dough. Sprinkle board with
1/2flour and 1/2Powdered sugar. This keeps the cookies tender
Also you may want to roll some of the cookies in a sugar and cinnamon
Mixture before you bake I use a three inch can for a cutter and it works just fine
Line cookie pans with Parchment paper saves on clean up
You might want to take one portion of dough and mix in some coconut flakes for variety

FMF I have used this recipe for yuears and it make a great deal of cookies. I don't remember how many tonight
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:54 PM   #18
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The biscuits look very pretty. Well done!

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