Wednesday, December 19, 2007

the art of the spritz cookie

Probably the biggest tradition of our Cookie Day each year, is the spritz cookie. My mom has always made these, for as long as I can remember. It's all about the dough, and the gun. The dough my Mom has perfected and if you keep it cold, you are good to go. The guns...those have come and gone through the years. Once my Mom's Mother's (my grandma, who I unfortunately never met) cookie gun finally quit working about five years ago, there was an ongoing search for a model to replace it. One that could do the job well. The electric or battery operated versions: no good. For my Mom, and probably my sister and I too, it would not be Christmas without spritz cookies, so the few years it was nearly impossible to squeeze out a good tree or wreath, we got a little worried. I am not sure where this one came from, but it works pretty close to the same way the original did. Here you see Shelby getting a lesson on the art of the spritz cookie from her MaMa. Not much sweeter than this.
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Elizabeth said...

I tried and tried to send you peamail, but it wouldn't work!
THANK YOU so much for the inspiration for the gifts!! I totally did both of them!! the note cards were a sinch for my 3 year old and (also for his perfectionist, controlling, mama)LOL
love you blog too!! =)