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spritz cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deb Crane
Eagle, WI

a recipe from 1956. Basic, easy spritz cookies. This dough is so easy to work with! Taken from a book from Wisconsin Electric Power Company Christmas, 1956. Divide the dough and color if wanted. Super easy and very yummy!

(1 rating)
yield 6 dozen
method Bake

Ingredients For spritz cookies

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
  • colored sugars, small candies,food coloring for decoration

How To Make spritz cookies

  • 1
    Cream the butter very well. Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add egg,vanilla and almond extract. Beat well. Stir flour and salt together in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture, a little at a time. Blend well.
  • 2
    Knead dough in hands until it is soft and pliable.
  • 3
    Press dough through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. (or use parchment paper) Decorate with colored sugar or small candies. You can also divide the dough and use food coloring paste to tint the dough itself.
  • 4
    Bake @ 400 degrees about 8 minutes. These cookies should not brown. They keep their color and look so pretty! Crispy, with a wonderful flavor!