Grandma's Spritz

Debbie Sue


This is my husband's grandmother's recipe. A very old recipe. Grandma always baked plenty of Spritz for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Grandma was born in the late 1800's in Sweden. She was a wonderful baker.

This is a very stiff cookie dough. Also a very fragile cookie when baked. I always let them set a minute or two on the cookie tray when they come out of the oven.
I think this helps.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as our family .

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1 1/4 c
2 c
butter, softened
egg yolks
4 1/2 c
sifted flour
2 tsp
almond extract

How to Make Grandma's Spritz


  • 1Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and mix well.
  • 2Beat in the egg yolks and the almond extract.
  • 3Gradually add the sifted flour.
  • 4Place in a cookie press.
  • 5Arrange similar size shapes on cookie sheet.
  • 6Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on your oven.

    (I have heavy cookie sheets, and in my oven, I bake for 12 minutes.)
  • 7DO NOT OVER COOK. Bake until lightly golden on the edges.
  • 8**** In Swedish tradition, form S's and O's with the star shape in your cookie press.

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About Grandma's Spritz

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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