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[Cookie Elf] #232 Valentine Press Cookies: Perfect Hearts and Easy to Make
January 30, 2018
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Perfect heart cookies! Make your own Valentine Press Cookies without a rolling pin or cookie cutters. Enjoy!

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Feature: Valentine Press Cookies: Perfect Hearts and Easy to Make

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Valentine Press Cookies - sometimes called "spritz" - are a variation of classic vanilla press cookies. They're made from a buttery dough pushed through a cookie press to form the cookies.

You can change the cookie press disks to produce different cookie shapes, depending on the season or occasion. Yes, most cookie presses come with heart-shaped disks that are perfect for making Valentine's cookies Add a drop or two or three of pink or red food coloring and sprinkle the cookies with nonpareils or decos.

If you've never made press cookies before, try them. (How to use a cookie press here.). They're a lot easier to make than you may think when you use these tips. A cookie press (sometimes called a cookie gun) can be inexpensive and you'll use it for years.

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 6 minutes
Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Valentine Press Cookies… and check out our Spritz Pinterest board for more easy cookie recipes you can make with a cookie press.

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More Tips for Making Press Cookies

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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