the boys love to help make chirstmas cookies with me. we usually do cookie cutters, but this year i wanted to make the cookie press cookies (also known as spritz cookies) that i used to make with my mom when i was little.
i didn’t have my mom’s recipe, so i found one on pinterest from dulce dough and crossed my fingers. these cookies can be fickle and stick to the inside of the cookie press instead of the cookie sheet. but i got so lucky with the recipe i found because these cookies came out great! and i even made them gluten-free by using gluten free flour. (recipe at the end of this blog post.) i have a wilson cookie pro cookie press, but you can also find a newer version here.
so the boys put on their aprons that my mom made for them and we gathered all of the ingredients.
they wanted to help me measure and pour the ingredients together. and they really loved turning the mixer on and off. thankfully they took turns instead of fighting over the mixer. hooray for finding their christmas spirit!
they made a small mess. and i let them sit on the kitchen counter. and i let them eat a little bit of the dough. because these are the things that they are going to remember.
they took turns using the cookie press to make the cookies when quinn wasn’t running around trying to shoot the cookie press like a blaster. boys!
they didn’t last very long in the helping-mom-make-the-cookies department. they quit before the first batch even went in the oven!
but tate came back into the kitchen fast when they were ready. he just couldn’t stop eating the christmas tree cookies. every time i turned around, he was sneaking another cookie off the cooling rack.
these were supposed to have some big red candy decorations in the middle of them, but i forgot to put them on.
these are the blue snowflakes that the boys loved because they both love the color blue.
this pretty batch had a crumbly end when i burned my finger and dropped the cookie sheet. oops!
this is our little assortment of spritz cookies. i just love sprinkles. i have quite a stash…