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Cookie Press Shortbread Recipe
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Cookie Press Shortbread

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"This is my mothers recipe and what I use in my Cookie Press/Shooter. It makes delectable little morsels!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smooth with electric mixer. Stir in flour and cornstarch. Pop dough into your cookie press, and away you go! Press cookies out onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the peaks are golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2006

I LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! I absolutely hated my stupid cookie press from pampered chef and I found this recipe and it worked! They tasted great too. They were really light and just crumbled in my mouth. Kids loved it too. Definately try this

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2002

These cookies were the perfect texture for my cookie press and were a snap to make. The only bad part was that they didn't have much flavor. They were kind of bland and powdery instead of buttery. I made 2 seperate batches and they were consistant in their texture and flavor. My kids really liked them though.

Mar 11, 2008

I love to use this recipe whenever I need a quick, easy cookie! I found that adding mini-chocolate chips and pecans makes a wonderful addition and my husband can't get enough! He even came home and told me, "Oh yeah, I told the guys at work how good those cookies were. They asked if you could make some!" So I just made a batch of 50 last night! Not sure if anyone mentioned this tip, but it's easy to tell they're done when they're hard to the touch in the oven. You're not looking for a golden brown at ALL - just give it a light touch and if they're stiff, you're done!

Dec 22, 2003

This is the easiest, best shortbread recipe I have come across. Worked easily in the cookie shooter. One hint - spray the decorator tips with PAM-type spray to keep them from sticking to shooter.

Dec 21, 2010

These are delicious and melt in your mouth. A very pretty addition to a cookie tray. I didn't have any trouble with them being too delicate. I added 1/4 powdered sugar to make them a bit sweeter. I added another 1/4 flour or so to get the consistency right for my cookie shooter. To test the dough's consistency, give it a pinch. If it doesn't stick to your fingers you're good to go. I colored one batch green and used a tree stencil for my press. I decorated with non-pariels (sprinkles that look like tiny, colored balls) and put a star on top for darling Christmas trees. The other batch I left white and sprinkled with colored sugars. Lovely. UPDATE: My husband proclaimed these the BEST shortbread he's ever tasted!

Dec 17, 2005

I found this a great tasting shortbread and nice to work with in a press. The only recommendation I would suggest, is to keep the dough on the cool side so it breaks off the press easier.

Dec 10, 2002

BEST! and EASY!! I also added cocoa to half the dough then experimented with putting half white half chocolate down the cookie press. Then I rolled the white around the chocolate and they made cool patterns in the cookies. I added 3 TBLS. of the Cocoa and the dough was drier so I'd add a little less next time. This recipie is definately a keeper!!

Nov 10, 2003

I just bought a cookie press specifically for shortbread cookies this holiday season. I was a little disappointed with this recipe when the dough was so thick it wouldn't go through my brand new cookie press! I make shortbread every year, but never with a cookie press. I made the kind you bake whole in a deep pan, then cut into bars. Anyways, my solution with this one was to add another 1/2 cup of butter. The cookies needed closer to 13 mins to cook, and in the end I got 4 dozen out of a 2 dozen scaled recipe. Overall taste was pretty good, but I think this one is more a bar cookie recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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