Simple Holiday Cookie Recipe For The Kids

There is no better excuse than the holidays to whip out those mixing bowls and make some cookies with your kids. It's probably not so great when it comes time to clean up, but it's still such a nice way to spend some time with family while getting your hands a little dirty. Here is a simple and easy recipe that co founders Petrie and Serah tried out with their kids earlier this week. And the best part about this cookie recipe? Getting creative with the decorating of course! (Scroll to the end for downloadable recipe)

Classic Spritz Cookies

1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 tsp almond extract or vanilla
**Food color, if desired. Currants, raisins, candies, colored sugar, finely chopped nuts, candied fruit or fruit peel, if desired**

1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.
4. Use sprinkles or colored sugar and have fun decorating these festive cookies with your kids!
Meet the family from top to bottom: Petrie (co founder of Greenpoint Brands), Miles (Petrie's son, 5 yrs old), Abby (older cousin, 9 yrs old), and Dillon (Serah's daughter, 4 yrs old)

The kids having fun putting sprinkles on their cookies.
The finished products!

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