This is my mothers recipe and what I use in my Cookie Press/Shooter. It makes delectable little morsels!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smooth with electric mixer. Stir in flour and cornstarch. Pop dough into your cookie press, and away you go! Press cookies out onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the peaks are golden.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; 7.8 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 10.9 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
I LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! I absolutely hated my stupid cookie press from pampered chef and I found this recipe and it worked! They tasted great too. They were really light and just crumbled in my mouth. Kids loved it too. Definately try this Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2002
These cookies were the perfect texture for my cookie press and were a snap to make. The only bad part was that they didn't have much flavor. They were kind of bland and powdery instead of buttery. I made 2 seperate batches and they were consistant in their texture and flavor. My kids really liked them though. Read More
(17)
175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
I LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! I absolutely hated my stupid cookie press from pampered chef and I found this recipe and it worked! They tasted great too. They were really light and just crumbled in my mouth. Kids loved it too. Definately try this Read More
(194)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
I LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! I absolutely hated my stupid cookie press from pampered chef and I found this recipe and it worked! They tasted great too. They were really light and just crumbled in my mouth. Kids loved it too. Definately try this Read More
(194)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
I love to use this recipe whenever I need a quick easy cookie! I found that adding mini-chocolate chips and pecans makes a wonderful addition and my husband can't get enough! He even came home and told me "Oh yeah I told the guys at work how good those cookies were. They asked if you could make some!" So I just made a batch of 50 last night! Not sure if anyone mentioned this tip but it's easy to tell they're done when they're hard to the touch in the oven. You're not looking for a golden brown at ALL - just give it a light touch and if they're stiff you're done! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This is the easiest best shortbread recipe I have come across. Worked easily in the cookie shooter. One hint - spray the decorator tips with PAM-type spray to keep them from sticking to shooter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
These are delicious and melt in your mouth. A very pretty addition to a cookie tray. I didn't have any trouble with them being too delicate. I added 1/4 powdered sugar to make them a bit sweeter. I added another 1/4 flour or so to get the consistency right for my cookie shooter. To test the dough's consistency give it a pinch. If it doesn't stick to your fingers you're good to go. I colored one batch green and used a tree stencil for my press. I decorated with non-pariels (sprinkles that look like tiny colored balls) and put a star on top for darling Christmas trees. The other batch I left white and sprinkled with colored sugars. Lovely. UPDATE: My husband proclaimed these the BEST shortbread he's ever tasted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
I found this a great tasting shortbread and nice to work with in a press. The only recommendation I would suggest is to keep the dough on the cool side so it breaks off the press easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
BEST! and EASY!! I also added cocoa to half the dough then experimented with putting half white half chocolate down the cookie press. Then I rolled the white around the chocolate and they made cool patterns in the cookies. I added 3 TBLS. of the Cocoa and the dough was drier so I'd add a little less next time. This recipie is definately a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2003
I just bought a cookie press specifically for shortbread cookies this holiday season. I was a little disappointed with this recipe when the dough was so thick it wouldn't go through my brand new cookie press! I make shortbread every year but never with a cookie press. I made the kind you bake whole in a deep pan then cut into bars. Anyways my solution with this one was to add another 1/2 cup of butter. The cookies needed closer to 13 mins to cook and in the end I got 4 dozen out of a 2 dozen scaled recipe. Overall taste was pretty good but I think this one is more a bar cookie recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2011
I used to be a Pampered Chef consultant. This recipe does work well with the cookie press but as soon as you are done whipping them up you need to get them pressed asap. The discs are in order from easier to most difficult to work with. I used a #7 (Christmas tree) which was moderate in difficulty to use. I find that if you give the press a 1/4-1/2 squeeze then a full squeeze (unti it clicks) the cookie comes out beautifully. Just make sure to press out all of the dough at one time use parchment paper if needed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2002
These cookies were the perfect texture for my cookie press and were a snap to make. The only bad part was that they didn't have much flavor. They were kind of bland and powdery instead of buttery. I made 2 seperate batches and they were consistant in their texture and flavor. My kids really liked them though. Read More
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