Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe
Spritz are rich buttery cookies that can be formed
into a variety of shapes using a cookie press. In
minutes, you can have an entire pan of fancy cookies
that are ready to bake.
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high
speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder.
Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl
occasionally. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract
until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour.
Do not chill the dough. It will be too firm to force
through the cookie press. Before you fill the cookie
press, select the design plate that you would like to
use to shape your cookies. Assemble the cookie press
following the directions that come with the cookie
press. Pack the dough into the cookie press using a
rubber spatula or small metal spoon. Place the top on
the cookie press and adjust the plunger to compress