Cookie Press Butter Cookies are flower shaped and springtime pretty. These melt-in-your-mouth morsels are just right for Mother’s Day or any time you want to share some baked love. A SURPRISE INGREDIENT makes these cookies quick, easy, AND delicious! | The Monday Box

Cookie Press Butter Cookies

Adapted from
Makes 6 dozen
Author Wendy Sondov


  • 2 cups 4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 box white cake mix 15.25oz
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • Food coloring gel
  • Optional: sprinkles or decorating sugar ***


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Insert desired disc into cookie press.
  2. Slice 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter into chunks. Place in a medium size microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute or until just melted. Slice the remaining 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter into the melted butter. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, until softened, and stir to a creamy, pourable consistency.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix and flour.
  4. Add the butter to the flour mixture. Mix to combine completely into a smooth dough.
  5. For three colors of cookies, divide the dough into three pieces and place in separate bowls. Add 1-3 drops of food coloring gel onto each piece of dough. Knead the coloring into the dough.
  6. Fill the cookie press with one color of dough and press cookies onto the prepared baking sheets about 1” apart.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges just begin to turn golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing on wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  9. ***NOTE: For military care packages, NO edible glitter can be used to decorate these cookies.

Packing Tips

Wrap pairs of cookies, bottoms together, in plastic wrap. Fit rows of wrapped cookies snuggly into freezer weight ziplock bags or plastic storage containers. Be sure to pad the shipping box well so that nothing else inside the box presses against the cookies and there is no wiggle room inside the package.