Thursday, August 31, 2017

Grandma Betty's Spritz Cookies #OXOGoodCookies

This post is in partnership with OXO. As always, all opinions are my own.

My husband's grandma was a fabulous baker. Whenever we would go to Pittsburgh to
visit, Grandma Betty would always have delicious pies and cookies for us to enjoy.
We never left her house hungry that's for sure!

A few years ago, my husband's aunt Cindy put together a beautiful cookbook featuring
Grandma Betty's most loved recipes, as well as favorites from other family members.
This beautiful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and family photos from years
past. It is a treasure and was such a wonderful idea! We love it so much!

Swedish Spritz cookies are my husband's favorite and were a family tradition around
the holidays. Spritz cookies are small shortbread cookies made with a cookie press that
dispenses consistly shaped cookies right onto the baking sheet.

The last cookie press I owned broke several years ago, so I was very happy when I
received a OXO Cookie Press with disk storage case a few weeks ago. My husband
was excited when he found out I could bake spritz cookies once again!

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a huge fan of
OXO. OXO products are top notch in quality and convenience!

The OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with disk storage case includes 12 stainless steel
patterned disks, which includes daisy, flower, sunflower, Fleur-de-lis, butterfly, bear,
shell, leaf, heart, snowflake, tree and wreath. The OXO Silicone Cookie Spatula is
also a must when baking cookies! It's the perfect size!

Since fall is just around the corner, OXO also sent a cookie press autumn disk set.
The autumn set includes a spider, web, owl, turkey, leaf and pumpkin. I can't wait to
use this adorable set!

The sunflower fields around my hometown are so beautiful right now, so I decided it
was only fitting to break in my new cookie press using the sunflower disk! I've had vase
after vase of sunflowers on my kitchen counter for a couple of weeks now and it makes
me so happy!

See how the OXO cookie press dispenses perfectly shaped cookies! When you use a
cookie press, it does take a few pulls of the trigger to prime the dough, but once the
cookies start to take form you'll be on a roll! I'm using the OXO Non-stick Pro Cookie
Sheet. This cookie sheet features a unique micro-textured pattern to ensure even baking.

I baked this batch of sunflower spritz cookies to Bake a Difference with OXO for
Cookies for Kids' Cancer. I've been partnering with OXO for this wonderful cause for
several years now. OXO promises to donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids' Cancer,
funding research for pediatric cancer. You've got to love a company with that kind of heart!

Find out how you can bake a difference for Cookies for Kids' Cancer here.

Tip: The OXO Deep Clean Brush Set is perfect for cleaning cookie dough out of the 
barrel and top of the cookie press. 

Find more of my Cookies for Kids' Cancer cookie recipes here and here.

Grandma Betty's Swedish Spritz Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder

In a medium bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and vanilla, mixing to combine.

Turn mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined.

Spoon cookie dough into the OXO Cookie Press and press cookies onto an
ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles if desired.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes
before removing to a wire rack to cool.


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