It's not because I'm a purist. It's because I'm...well...cheap. There, I said it.
But I LOVE it when someone buys me a kitchen gadget. It's the best! And my aunt got me a Cuisinart Cookie Press for Christmas. I finally got a chance to use it earlier this week. Behold, good sir, Classic Butter Cookies!
My only complaint is that the cookie press is a little bit noisy while you are using it. So if you are a late night baker, you might watch out for that.
Also, it made such small and delicate cookies that you need to watch out how much batter you make, otherwise you will be forced to carry these cookies around in little gift bags in your purse and hand them out to anybody who seems willing.
Not that I did this...um....
You will need: 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/2 pound (2 sticks) of softened butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and 1/2 egg
I know what you are thinking, "1/2 egg? What the heck, Emma. That's so not a thing."
You are right, but I was cutting a recipe that came with the tool and it made 125 cookies in half, because 125 cookies is sort of a lot. If you put an egg in a bowl, whisk it, then only use half of this things will work out. They did for me.
Cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Then fold in 1/2 egg. You can do it. Now add in the flour and salt and stir to combine. Here is where I followed the directions and used my new Cuisinart Cookie Press. But if you want to just drop tiny spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, go for it! Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes.