I have an announcement to make…..
My cookie press and I are on speaking terms. It appears that “she” likes this most recent cookie recipe I’ve used and has decided to cooperate and press out some pretty cookies for me. Joy!
Cookie Presses are not just for Christmas cookies friends. These Lemony Spring Cookie Press Cookies are perfect for spring time and make a sweet Easter dessert!
This past Christmas I purchased the Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II. I was excited to make my mom’s cream cheese cookie press recipe with it. My cookie press said, NO. For some reason cookie presses can be fickle with the type of recipe you use with them. My mom’s recipe works fine with her old-fashioned cookie press. I wound up using a piping bag and large star tip to make her recipe and effectionately named them Piped Cream Cheese Butter Cookies. Defintely DO give those a try!
For these pretty little cookies, I decided to tweak the spritz cookie recipe that came with the press. It worked! They pressed out beautifully and taste SO buttery and delicious. I really wanted the cookies to be lemony. It just goes with the spring theme ya know?
Let me warn you though….you can eat a lot of these cookies without even noticing. They are just so easy to keep popping into your mouth. And they taste so amazing that you can easily become addicted.
I decided to use three different colors of sugar in bright spring colors to decorate the cookies. You can purchase colored sugars from the store or make your own.
I decided to make my own by using some Wilton gel colors. You can also find them at Walmart or Michael’s. Most of the craft stores have them. I used three pint-sized freezer bags, a butter knife and about 3/4 cup of sugar for each color.
I dipped my knife into the gel color and added it to the sugar inside the bag. Then I kneaded the sugar with my hands on the outside of the bag until I got the color I was looking for.
After the cookies were done baking and were cooled, I warmed up some corn syrup in the microwave for about 10 seconds. I used a pastry brush to paint the corn syrup onto each cookie. Then I dipped the wet cookie into the sugar and set aside to dry. They came out SO pretty!
Cookie press cookies are great to make with the kids. Little hands can paint on the corn syrup and dip into the sugar. It’s a little messy, but it’s a fun thing to do. I remember I used to love helping my mom with the cookie press when I was little. Great memories to make!
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