When I think back to my childhood, it’s the simple memories that stand out, like playing outside in the snow or watching my grandmother prepare hot chocolate on the stove.
My kids LOVE when I invite them into the kitchen, although if I’m being honest, it doesn’t happen nearly enough. After a long day at work, I’m often too tired or stressed to involve them, and I know it will be easier and faster if I just do it myself. But the look of pure joy and anticipation on their sweet little faces when I do let them help makes me determined to carve out more kitchen time together. Instead of filling our weekends with expensive, extravagant (and let’s face it, often unnecessary) holiday activities, we’re devoting some lazy days to holiday baking. After all, nothing beats the taste and aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, amiright?!?
I asked my good friend Brookie White of Feel Like a Guest to share a family-friendly holiday cookie recipe with us. I often refer to Brookie as the Martha Stewart of the Main Line. (Check out the amazing Friendsgiving tablescape she created for me last month!) From catering to centerpieces to clean up, Brookie and her talented team handle everything with ease and grace, along with some serious style.
Holiday Spritz Cookies
2 sticks butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. almond extract
2 1/4 cup flour
Decorations, like sprinkles, colored sugar, candied fruit or raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Beat in egg yolks, salt, vanilla and almond extract.
Sift flour and add to mixture. Mix well.
Put in a cookie press and press onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Decorate to your liking.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Photography by Perfectly Paired Photo. Spritz cookie photo by Brookie White.
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