I decided to bake these cookies today and realized the recipe isn’t on this blog, it was over on the other one, but now it’s here as well! While Wayne chooses Snowball Cookies as his quintessential Christmas cookie, this one is mine. What’s yours?

Basic Spritz Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and shortening together. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until light, about 5 minutes. Mix in the egg and vanilla (and food coloring if desired). Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to other mixture in three batches. Dough will be stiff. Fill cookie press and form the cookies. Bake for 9 -10 minutes at 375 degrees, being careful not to over bake. Makes about 4 dozen trees.

I’m not sure how old this “super shooter” is, but it still works great and we’re glad that it does!