Does anyone have a GOOD recipe for these cookies? I have a recipe, but it's not good. It's actually TOO buttery!
OK, so I don't know how to post the picture from the internet. I'll try to describe them.
The cookies are often called Italian Butter Cookies, and they are lady finger shape and size; sometimes they have ridges; they're filled with raspberry jam; then dipped in chocolate, and sprinkles. No calories there, huh?
I guess what I'm looking for is a great butter cookie recipe. And how do you shape or extrude your butter cookies? Gun or pastry tube? Or something else?
I use a cookie press. there is a dye with a flat wide opening that is ridged on one side, flat on the other.
If you like your recipe,you can modify it by using part margarine and a little vanilla. that will soften the 'buttery' overload.
I was looking for a tried and true recipe. I'd hate to tweak a recipe and have it be inadequate.
I have a 1970's-era "Super Shooter" that I use to make spritz cookies; it's sort of an electric cookie press. I guess I can use that.
Doesn't anyone have a recipe to share?
i have a butter cookie recipe, but i don't think it will make what you are looking for. you are welcome to try it.
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavor
(or 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla)
2 1/2 cups flour
cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
add egg and flavorings and blend well.
blend in flour.
cover and chill dough for 45 minutes.
preheat oven to 400*F.
place by rounded teaspoons on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
this is the recipe i us. it may be a little heavy to use in a cookie press.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
Thank you for the recipes!
Oh, I remember these cookies from my childhood in Chicago...yumm!
For this type of cookie, yes, use your cookie press or supershooter...use a spritz cookie recipe...for plain butter, just use vanilla flavoring. Remember not to refridgerate the dough before using it in the press...it is a hassle to do...
Here is my favorite cookie press recipe...
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large egg yolks
3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Colored sanding sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Fill a cookie press with the dough, and turn out cookies 1 to 2 inches apart onto an unbuttered baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with colored sanding sugars.
Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. To ensure even baking, rotate sheet halfway through the baking process. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.
You can use any type of flavoring...my mom and MIL loved these as trees flavored with half almond and half vanilla. I also have used orange and lemon. Do make sure you use real butter. Just call me Martha wannabe!
These NEVER fail to get rave reviews...
Thank you for all the recipes. I can't wait to make them.
Rocketmom, what kind of jelly/jam do you use for filling? And what kind of chocolate do you dip them in?