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Classic Spritz Cookies

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 60 servings
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These delightful cookies can be made in various colors for any holiday or occasion - ready in about an hour. Perfect dessert for any party!

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
egg
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
Few drops of food color, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400º. Beat butter, sugar and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 2 Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400º. Beat butter, sugar and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 2 Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.

Expert Tips

Stir 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, into butter-sugar mixture. Omit food color.

Substitute rum extract for the almond extract. Tint dough with food colors. After baking, spread cooled cookies with Butter Rum Glaze: Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in 1-quart saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon rum extract. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water until glaze is spreadable. Tint glaze with food color to match cookies.

Stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice with the flour.

Before baking spruce up your Spritz with: • Currants, raisins, small candies, chopped nuts, slices of candied fruits or candied fruit peels arranged in festive patterns. After baking decorate with: • Edible glitter, colored sugar, nonpareils, red cinnamon candies or finely chopped nuts. A drop of corn syrup will hold the decorations in place nicely.

Before baking spruce up your Spritz with: • Currants, raisins, small candies, chopped nuts, slices of candied fruits or candied fruit peels arranged in festive patterns. After baking decorate with: • Edible glitter, colored sugar, nonpareils, red cinnamon candies or finely chopped nuts. A drop of corn syrup will hold the decorations in place nicely.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
30mg
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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