Kelly Ripa’s Grandma Esther’s Spritz Cookies
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend 1 c. softened butter & 1/2 c. sugar in bowl. Then mix together in that bowl, using your hands, 2 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 egg & 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Optional: You can add food coloring if you want.
Put mixture into cookie press and press on an un-greased cookie sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, colored sugar crystals, M&M's, whatever! Bake 375 degrees for approximately 9 minutes or until lightly brown edges.