Christmas Spritz

The perfect Christmas dessert to treat a big crowd – colorful cookies drizzled with dark and white chocolate.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 84

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup shortening
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg, slightly beaten
2 1/4
cups all purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
Food color
Sugar, colored sugar or multi-colored candy sprinkles, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter and shortening; beat well. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until light and fluffy. Add almond extract and egg; blend well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix at low speed until well blended and dough forms. Knead or stir a few drops of food color into dough. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill press with dough. Press dough 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 5 to 8 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    40
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    20mg
    20%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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