Who knew that using a cookie press to make gluten-free, sugar-free Christmas cookies could be so much fun? You squeeze the trigger, the gun clicks, you lift it from the cookie sheet and right in front of you is a perfectly formed gluten-free cookie. It’s like magic.
These were a favorite of mine from my childhood. My mom had an electric cookie press and she could knock out spritz cookies like nobody’s business. Once in a while it clogged and she’d silently curse the thing. But everyone loved her spritz cookies, including me.
I used this manual cookie press from Target – it was all of $10. I almost didn’t bring it home because I was sure it wouldn’t work. I am so glad I did.
I love these cookies. They’re crunchy on the outside, have a melt-in-your-mouth middle, and are perfectly sweet. They’re darn cute, too! India Tree Natural Decorating Colors added the fun holiday hue without red dye #40. Don’t worry about overworking this dough when you mix in the coloring. It’s fabulous…you could even roll it out and make cut-out cookies.