- Beat at high speed 2 cups softened unsalted butter with 1 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy (color becomes pale). Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
- Add 1/2 cup cornstarch and 3 1/2 cup flour and mix at slow speed, just until dough sticks together.
- The dough seemed dry and crumbly, so I added a few teaspoons of half-and-half cream - dough should be smooth and have a slight sheen to it.
Friday, May 7, 2010
It was a rainy day and I was left home alone (i.e. I had the whole kitchen to myself) I thought I'd take the opportunity to try out my new cookie press. Again adapted from my favorite baking book Goodhousing Keeping Great Baking, I made my spritz cookies like this: