12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 – Grandma Rose’s Sugar Press Cookies

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me – Seven Sugar Press Cookies

Well, if you have been following our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, you know that we love cookie press cookies (check out this one and this one for reference).  Today, on our Seventh Day of Christmas Cookies, we have just one more — our favorite one.

These simple sugar press Christmas cookies are a long standing tradition in our homes.

Memories of Christmas gone past with our Grandma Rose fill the house when these cookies make their debut each year.

As you can see, this recipe isn’t from a book, but hand written on the top of a page in the “Old Family Cookie Book.”  Enjoy, and pass it down to the next generation in your family. They are sure to come running when they smell these baking.

 Grandma Rose’s Sugar Press Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of shortening (butter or margarine, your choice)
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tablespoon cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Colored sprinkles & chocolate chips for decorating

Cookie Press

Directions:
• Cream sugar and shortening together in a mixer.
• Add in eggs, one at a time and mix.
• Add in cream and vanilla.

• Combine nutmeg, flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.

• Slowly add the dry to the wet, mixing gently. This can make quite a flour cloud if you go too fast, so relax and go slow.

 


• Transfer to a plate and chill for at least 30 minutes.

• Force dough through a cookie press.

• Decorate with colored sprinkles and chocolate chips, if desired. Grandma Rose always made these green and red, so we pay homage. Love you Grandma. Miss you.

• Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden.

• Carefully remove from pans and allow to cool.

Enjoy!

Beth

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Grandma Rose's Sugar Press Cookies

Yield: Five to Six Dozen

These simple sugar press Christmas cookies are a long standing tradition in our homes. Memories of Christmas gone past with our Grandma Rose fill the house when these cookies make their debut each year.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of shortening (butter or margarine, your choice)
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tablespoon cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cookie Press
Colored sprinkles & chocolate chips for decorating

Directions:

• Cream sugar and shortening together in a mixer.
• Add in eggs, one at a time and mix.
• Add in cream and vanilla.
• Combine nutmeg, flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
• Slowly add the dry to the wet, mixing gently. This can make quite a flour cloud if you go too fast, so relax and go slow.
• Transfer to a plate and chill for at least 30 minutes.
• Force dough through a cookie press.
• Decorate with colored sprinkles and chocolate chips, if desired. Grandma Rose always made these green and red, so we pay homage. Love you Grandma. Miss you.
• Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden.
• Carefully remove from pans and allow to cool.

 

Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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2 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 – Grandma Rose’s Sugar Press Cookies”

  1. Grissel — December 20, 2012 @ 1:59 am (#
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    Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m trying it this time :). Just one question, when you say “cream” what kind of cream do you mean? ThankS

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    • Julia replied: — December 20th, 2012 @ 4:11 am

      Grissel – It can be any heavy cream you have around. Whole Milk would do in a pinch. Hope you enjoy them!

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