Pressed Butter Cookies

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If you love butter, then you will love this cookie! I used to love when my mom would make these for Christmas. It is my favorite cookie by far and I make them for special occasions! It is a cookie that you cannot stop eating once you start. They are very pretty among a plate full of other cookies if you use food coloring and cookie press for decorative shapes. My grandmother created this recipe and you can make a chocolate version by substituting 1/4 cup cocoa for 1/4 cup of the flour. This recipe can also be doubled easily.

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  • add   1/2 cup sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1 cup butter
  • add   3 ounces cream cheese
  • add   2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Cream together cheese and butter thoroughly.
  2. Gradually add sugar, mixing well.
  3. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Gradually blend in flour.
  5. If desired, add food coloring.
  6. Force dough through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. If desired, decorate with various types of sprinkles, sugars, etc.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 10- 12 minutes.