Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rich, buttery and made with lots of vanilla, these cookies are simple to make. Use a cookie press to press the cookies directly onto the baking sheet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Fill a cookie press with the dough, and turn out cookies 1 to 2 inches apart onto an unbuttered baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with colored sanding sugars.
  3. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. To ensure even baking, rotate sheet halfway through the baking process. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.
Most Helpful

4 5

NOTE: this is an exact duplicate of Martha Stewart's recipe, even down to the description. See here:

4 5

Easy to make but don't double if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, mine couldn't handle it, it made alot more than the recipe said it would. Insted of vanilla I used a TBS of peppermint extract and the taste was great! Will def. make again!

4 5

Easy to make and the kids loved decorating them. I just didn't care for the flavor. It was kind of bland to me. Might try adding extracts like the poster below did. Thanks for sharing, my kids and I enjoyed decorating them.