Chocolate Press Cookies Recipe
This is one of two recipes that my family ALWAYS makes at Christmas. Chocolate spritz cookies with holiday sprinkles will add variety to any cookie tray with a minimum of effort.
Chocolate cookie dough is pressed through a cookie press creating delightful chocolate spritz cookies that are perfect for bake sales and Christmas cookie tins.
Celebrate your favorite holidays with color coordinated cookies. Use food coloring to color the dough of classic Spritz butter cookies to match a holiday theme, then sandwich the cookies together with white chocolate icing (also colored, if desired), and dip ends dipped into icing and colored sprinkles for a festive treat.
I tried this recipe in hopes of finding something new to use with my spritz cookie press. I'm not sure if the orignial poster used their spritz press, but it did not work with mine. The dough was to stiff and dry. I even tried adding more milk and vanilla, and it still didn't work in the spritz press. On a positive note, I rolled the dough into small balls and used a cookie stamp. The cookies turned out pretty good that way. The taste reminded me of brownies...definately something the kids love as does my husband. I will make this cookie again, but would have to experiment with maybe less flour if using a spritz press.
I agree with the other bakers--recipe is too dry for cookie press. I added 2 more small eggs to the recipe, chilled dough for 1 hr. and used my cookie press and cookie stamps. Baking time varied with my gas oven. Good tasting cookie. From my experience, new recipes should be tried/tested before the holidays.
Even after adding an egg (2 total), increasing the milk to 2 tbsp, increasing the vanilla to 1 tsp, and adding an extra 2 tbsp of butter, the dough was too thick and sticky to make it through my press. I ended up rolling them into balls, pressing them down with the bottom of a glass, then dusting them with powdered sugar right out of the oven. (I used dutch process cocoa, though that shouldn't make a difference in this recipe.) Make these cookies - they're delicious - just don't try to put them through your cookie press.
I just got my first cookie press and wanted to try it out. I was a little wary of this recipe, but tried it and am glad I did! I added one egg and also extra milk, just enough to make the batter smooth. I also glazed them with some cookie icing (just powedered sugar and milk.) They were delicious and my husband loves them. Not bad for a first try!
I give it four stars for potential. After reading all of the reviews I added a full teaspoon of vanilla and an extra egg to compensate for the dryness that everyone spoke of. But found that it wasn't thick enough at all so added more flour! I finally decided that it wasn't the thickness that's the problem, but the stickiness. So I added a couple more tablespoons of margarine and it worked perfectly. I think that the recipe as it stands would work best if just more margarine/shortening was added. They pressed our perfectly for me after that and are delicious, like spritz brownies!
Adding an extra egg, and increasing the milk to 2 tablespoons and the vanilla to a full teaspoon made these cookies a cookie press dream!