not just for christmas spritz cookies

a recipe by
Sharon Whitley
Houston, TX

I have made this recipe for years. I have tried others, but like this one best. They are not too sweet, but great flavor. I make them for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and even made them for my daughters graduation party. They are a family hit every time. They disappear first of all the cookies. Do not overcook.

serves Makes about 60 cookies, depending on size of press selected
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For not just for christmas spritz cookies

  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • food coloring, optional
  • colored sugars or decorative candies, optional

How To Make not just for christmas spritz cookies

  • 1
    Stir together flour and baking powder. In a large mixer bowl beat butter or margarine till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and beat till well mixed. To ensure easy passage through the cookie press, do not chill dough.
  • 2
    If desired, tint dough with food coloring. Force dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with colored sugars or dandies, if desired. Bake in a 400F oven for 7-8 minutes, or till lightly browned. Remove and cool.
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