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
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 4 1/2 c
    sifted flour
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract

How to Make Grandma's Spritz


  1. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and mix well.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks and the almond extract.
  3. Gradually add the sifted flour.
  4. Place in a cookie press.
  5. Arrange similar size shapes on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 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.)
  7. DO 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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