Super Spritz Cookies

You will need:

1. An electric mixer

2. A Super Shooter (or Cookie Gun)

3.  Most of an afternoon with nothing else to do.

 

Recipe:

1 cup butter or margerine, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3 large egg yolks (that’s the yellow part)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

 

1. With electric mixer, beat butter thoroughly.

2. Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.

3. Add egg yolks, vanilla and salt.  Beat well.

4. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level off; add flour in 3 additions; mix well after each addition.  Dough will be stiff.

5. Fill and assemble Gun; use desired Cookie Disk; make cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.  (Cookies should be right next to each other because they dont spread.  You can fit more on there.)

6. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees Ferenhidt, or until just starting to turn light golden around the edges, being careful not to overbake.

7.  Makes 6-7 dozen cookies.

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Peanut Clusters

So, Christmas is the time of baking like a crazy person.  I’ve been at my parents’ for 3 days, and I’ve made 12 dozen cookies already… and only 3 types!

One of my favorites really isn’t a cookie, but a candy.  They are called Peanut Clusters.

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Here’s how you make them:

Melt a couple of chocolate bars until it is all melty liquidy goodness.  Stir in a couple cups of peanuts.  Place the mixture on a cookie sheet covered in parchment or wax paper.  Kind of think of them as cookies as you place them.  They won’t spread like a cookie though.  Next, put them in the refrigerator until they are hard.  Take them off the sheet and store them in a resealable bag or container.  Make sure you store them in the refrigerator, or else they will melt and, besides, they taste better cold!

Enjoy them.  I know I will.