Easy Cookie Press Recipe

Easy Cookie Press Recipe

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Have you ever been given a gift and not opened it right away? That’s what happened to me with my cookie press. My parents had gifted it to me many years (I’m not even sure what year I got it) because cookie press cookies are a Christmas tradition in our family. Every year, I just ate my moms cookies, but my kids fell in love with them last Christmas. Now that my kids love them, I had to open my cookie press and today I’m sharing my easy cookie press recipe.

Decorated Cookie Press Cookie for Christmas

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Cookie Press to Make Press Out Cookies for Christmas

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Here is my cookie press. The kids were so excited to take it out of the box.

Cookie Press to use for easy buttery cookie dough recipe

I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was super easy to use. Each cookie press image was different for how many times you had to click the handle of the press, but it was super easy to get the hang of. The dough is very buttery so you constantly have to wash your hands because it was hard to hold the press and click with slippery fingers.

The Dixie Crystal non stick reusable silicone mat was a perfect work space. The cookie dough didn’t stick at all and it was so easy to clean.

Silicone mat for working with the buttery cookie dough

These cookies don’t use parchment paper, but this mat can be used over and over again instead of parchment paper, it can be used in the oven up to 482 degrees. The collapsible measuring cups are also one of my new favorite baking accessories. Easy to stack on top of each, clean and store!

Getting ready to put cookie dough recipe in cookie press to make Christmas treats

I used a couple different types of disc for the cookies press. For decorating, I highly recommend adding decorations as soon as they come out of the oven. On the Christmas Trees, I added the decorations first, but they melted in the oven.

Cookie Press disc for the easy cookie press cookies

Cookie press cookies are so easy to make and decorate. It warms my heart to see this tradition carry on with my children. Do you have a family cookie recipe that you make each year?

Easy Buttery Cookie Press Recipe for Christmas

Easy Buttery Cookie Press Cookie Recipe with almond extract

Easy Cookie Press Recipe

A buttery delicious shortbread cookie that has been in my family for generations. It's an easy recipe to make with scrumtious soft, buttery cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  2. Cream the metled butter and sugar together

  3. Add the egg, milk, vanilla, almond and beat the mixture

  4. Add the flour, baking powder and mix all the ingredients

  5. Do not chill the recipe, it should be used right away

  6. Fill the cookie press and place the cookies on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.