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Use a cookie press to form pretty shapes; sprinkle with sanding sugar before baking to add extra shine.

Susan Sugarman


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Makes 40 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt.

  • With an electric mixer, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.

  • Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fill the cookie press with the dough and squeeze the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with the sanding sugar and bake until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Note: Total Time includes cooling time.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; calories from fat 45%; carbohydrates 6g; sugars 3g; fat 2g; saturated fat 1g; sodium 12mg; cholesterol 6mg.