This is what I have of that thread...Hope it's helpful
Alright, I have been thinking about these cookies all week! I tried a few different shortbread recipes and couldn't make any of them work. I was going to try to replace some of the butter with Crisco, but i didn't have any butter-flavored left and i didn't want to use plain crisco so i gave up on that idea. But I tried the spritz cookie dough as suggested and it was perfect! These are literally the exact same shape after being baked as they were when i scooped them onto the pan! Not sure of the size of the scoop, it's just a standard cheapie one from Target.
After baking a few plain ones to test the "shape" thing, i divided the dough and colored and flavored it: Pink strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice cream, and Mint with Mini Chocolate chips. (have to use mini.... the regular size ones didn't work so well) They don't taste like fudgy shortbread, but because of the thickness they ARE a bit softer in the middle than traditional spritz cookies.
I love all the idea i Get from here. Thanks to everyone, and thanks wolfsonmom for getting my creative engine running!
2 cups butter, softened
6 egg yolks
5 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix the butter or margarine, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Add the flour and mix by hand.
Divide Dough and add color and flavors as you like.
Scoop dough with small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop.
Bake in preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 7-9 minutes.
This made about 6 dozen cookies.
In case the attachment doesn't work, they are posted in my photos also!
All the flavors are just a few drops of the Lor-Ann flavorings. (The mint is Creme de menthe, not peppermint)
I used Americolor gel colors.
all this need to be mixed with your hands. The recipe says they will get hard/tough if you mix too long with a mixer. I just used my KA for the first part, before the flour.
I suggest adding the flavor first, mixing (squishing with hands....lol) and then adding the color and mixing, because the flavors really have no color so it's hard to tell when it's combined evenly. but once you add the coloring, you can see when it's all mixed up well. hope that makes sense...
have fun guys! Next time, i'm making french vanilla, not coloring it, and once they're baked i'll put some melted chocolate on top and let it frip down the sides a bit and put a cherry on top.... ice cream cookie sundaes!