Classic Spritz Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Colored Sugar or sprinkles (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla, beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mix well. Dough will be soft. Do not refrigerate. Fill cookie press and put on ungreased pan 1 inch apart. Decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles if desired. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on pan and then transfer to a cooling rack. Yeild: 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

TIP: Use this recipe with a cookie press
NOTE: if you wait too long to transfer them they become brittle and break easily.

Recipe Source: Pampered Chef Pamphlet

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