This is an old family recipe that makes a very delicious cookie.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks, 2 tablespoons water, flour, salt and vanilla. Chill the dough.

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Fill the cookie press and shape the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top of each cookie with the egg whites mixed with 2 tablespoons of the water. Decorate as desired.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until the cookies are golden brown on top, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

106.2 calories; 1.3 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 23.8 mg cholesterol; 3.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (67)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
I have a really hard time finding a recipe that will work with my Pampered Chef cookie press but this is the best one I've tried so far. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2004
The texture of the dough came out fine but the end result were cookies that weren't at all sweet which is fine if you're going to frost/decorate them heavily. But even w/ my ultra-sweet royal icing it still (to me) didn't balance out the blandness of the cookie and sweetness of the frosting. I'm not even sure if that makes sense but all I know is I've had better and will try a shortbread cookie recipe next time. Read More
(23)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
I have a really hard time finding a recipe that will work with my Pampered Chef cookie press but this is the best one I've tried so far. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
I have a really hard time finding a recipe that will work with my Pampered Chef cookie press but this is the best one I've tried so far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2003
After trying many different recipes I decided to try this one --- OUTRAGEOUS! I love it! My kids (4 1/2 & 6) had a ball making these with me. Not much of a mess at all. I won't even give my friends the recipe (I want my cookies to be the best). I was unsure as to how long to chill the dough before filling the press so I only left it in the fridge for an hour and was surprised as to how easy the dough was to work with. Thanks for making my cookies a hit at my son's pre-school --- Michelle Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
My favorite cookie press recipe of all. My 6 year old loves to help with these...he's the official decorator. I don't chill the dough and it works beautifully. Kids and adults both love these cookies. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This recipe is superb!!! I have tried so many recipes and this is the best so far. I always make a batch of these when we go to parties to take and they always go down so well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This was a really nice dough to work with refrigerate it for about 30 mins. My kids had a ball helping Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2004
The texture of the dough came out fine but the end result were cookies that weren't at all sweet which is fine if you're going to frost/decorate them heavily. But even w/ my ultra-sweet royal icing it still (to me) didn't balance out the blandness of the cookie and sweetness of the frosting. I'm not even sure if that makes sense but all I know is I've had better and will try a shortbread cookie recipe next time. Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2004
The dough was very difficult and stiff to work with. It is also very picky and has to be chilled just right but not too much or it wont work with the cookie press. I wasn't too satisfied with the flavor too dry and bland (even after adding an extra 1/4 cup of sugar). To sweeten things up a bit I sprinkled more sugar along the tops before baking. Read More
(22)
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2003
Although these cookies were fun to make and fairly easy...they didn't taste that great! They were perfect for my mom who likes to dunk them in coffee but to just eat as a snack...they weren't all that great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
This is just like my family's recipe which I could not find for the life of me. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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