Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Cookie Gun Experiment

Erik woke up from his nap yesterday, very excited, muttering about "... the cookie gun experiment..." Hmm... He was also very mad about Joel and Madeline having gone off to ride bikes with the boys at the park (despite the fact that he had told us three times earlier that he did NOT want to go, but to stay home and "snuggle down").

Anyway, for distraction's sake (and fun too) we broke out the Spritz stuff—for the first time. My great grandma's cookie "gun" did a great job with this "experiment." We used the camel (my favorite!), heart, and "tree" (Erik's fave—I think it's the spade) shapes.
Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies

1/2 c softened butter (1 stick)
1/2 c peanut butter (creamy)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Sprinkles for decorating... you can "experiment" with different kinds of sprinkles too.

Blend the peanut butter and butter, then add sugar and beat until combined. Add egg. Pour in flour, soda and salt and mix in, then chill for 15 mins. Load into cookie "gun" and press onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350-degrees F for 6-8 mins.

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