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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 60
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Enjoy these delicate, crisp cookies with a rich, buttery flavor that are perfect for an anytime baked dessert idea. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened*
1/2
cup sugar
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
1
egg
Few drops red or green food color, if desired
decorating decors and colored sugars, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, salt, almond extract, egg and food color until dough forms.
  • 2
    Fit desired template in cookie press; fill cookie press with dough. Force dough through template onto ungreased cookies sheets. Sprinkle with decors or sugars.
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

*We recommend not using margarine or vegetable oil spreads for this recipe.

Stir 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, into butter-sugar mixture.

These cookies get their name from the word, spritzen which is German for "to squirt or spray."

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
40mg
Total Carbohydrate
5g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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