Snow Day Spritz Cookies

I know, I know You are looking at these plain, rag-tag cookies, saying “These are NOT Spritz Cookies.”

And you are kind of right.

They were supposed to be Spritz Cookies, that is Instead, our cookie press, a 40 year old contraption that my mom had tucked in the back of a Lazy Susan cabinet – well, it was out of order No matter how we tried, that press refused to push out a single snowflake or tree But, we had that dough, and we wanted cookies The boys did all of the measuring, the mixing, and the work No way that dough was going to waste.

So we persevered.

After 3 days trapped at home, thanks to the massive Virginia snowfall on Sunday, it was time to let Seven and his step-brother Jaxson get into something other than Roblox and Fortnite Perhaps you wonder why I would have my ex husbands step-son all day? It’s a fair thing to wonder But, it seems the right thing to do Snow days are tough on parents who work outside of the home, and I could help So I did Jaxson is Seven’s brother now, and despite the fact that a marriage didn’t work out, there’s no reason we can’t all just help one another out Life is a compromise.

Kind of like these cookies.

They started out as one thing, but pieces got broken Instead of scrapping it all into the trash, we worked with what we had, added some sprinkles to make us happier, and ended up with some pretty delicious cookies we could all share They aren’t perfect, but neither are we And that’s the way we like it around here.

Kid Friendly Sprinkle Butter Cookies

makes 24


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • Sprinkles and Sanding Sugar, to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 375 Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer until fluffy Add in remaining ingredients, combining well on low.
  3. Roll dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets Press with a fork in a criss-cross pattern Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes Cookies will look undone, but will set up once cooled, remaining somewhat soft Keep store in an air-tight container.
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