spritz cookies

recipes for traditional spritz cookies are strewn all over the internet like confetti at a new year’s eve celebration. butter, sugar, flour – those three main ingredients make a delicate, tasty spritz cookie, a favorite among children and adults alike. they also look really awesome on your holiday dessert buffet, because though they are easy-peasy to bake, with an easy click-click from the handheld cookie press and a sprinkle of some colorful sugar, you’ve elevated your cookie to both look and taste better!

spritz cookies are my favorite. i especially love their buttery flavor, and these don’t disappoint at all!

 

spritz cookies

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
colored sugar or decorative sprinkles for decoration

instructions:
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. in a large mixing bowl, thoroughly cream together the butter and sugar, for at least two minutes.
3. add egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the creamed mixture. mix well.
4. sift together 3 1/2 cups flour and baking powder.
5. gradually add dry flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture, mixing to form a soft, but not sticky, dough. if your dough is sticky, slowly add flour in small amounts until the dough is the right consistency.
6. fill cookie press. press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet (don’t use parchment either. the cookies will adhere and cook better to the clean cookie sheet.)
7. bake in 400 degree oven for 9-11 minutes, until edges begin to lightly brown.
8. cool on wire rack. enjoy!!

 

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