Yield: About 12 dozen cookies
*Recipe provided by longtime OXO friend, Fraya Berg
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time, continuously beating.
Gradually add flour and cocoa powder, beating until well incorporated.
Place dough in Cookie Press
with desired disk. Press dough out onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on the edges. Rotate baking sheet halfway through baking time.
For Butter Citrus Cookies: Substitute vanilla with 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest.
For Lemon Poppyseed Cookies: Substitute vanilla with 2 teaspoons of lemon extract and add 2 tablespoons of poppyseeds.