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basic spritz cookie dough for pressed cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Julia Ferguson
Greenwood, IN

I make these cookies every Christmas, Usually in the shape of a tree. They are one of my favorites. I sprinkle with colored sanding sugar or decorate with silver dragees. I think the silver dragees make them look elegant. This recipe was included in the directions with my Mirro Cookie/Pastry Press. P.S. I like these better than sugar cookies.

(2 ratings)
yield 60 -70 cookies
prep time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For basic spritz cookie dough for pressed cookies

  • 1 c
    shortening, any solid shortening may be used. for flavor, use at least half butter or margarine.
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make basic spritz cookie dough for pressed cookies

  • 1
    Cream shortening, butter and sugar well. Beat in egg and vanilla Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually blend dry ingredients with butter mixture. Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. (I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper.) Bake at 375 degree F. 10-12 minutes. Yield 60-70 cookies.