Monday, December 8, 2008

Spritz!

I bought a cookie press a few years ago and found this recipe. I gave it a whirl and LOVED them! I think that Spritz cookies are perfect with a mug of hot cocoa or coffee. My kiddos love them too. They are buttery and soft and just delicious!

Full recipe to follow at the end.

First, make the dough.





Here is my cookie press. I got mine at Amazon. Here is the link to it.




I shall warn you...do not attempt spritz if you have had a stressful day. Sometimes the cookie press works like a dream...other times it is pure evil. They take some patience for sure. It is best to not use a non-stick cookie sheet. When you place the gun on the sheet and squeeze...you want the cookie to stick to the baking sheet, which won't always happen with a non-stick sheet. I only have non-stick...hence the stress.

Here they are all ready for the oven.




Here they are cooling down. I am drooling just looking at them. Yummo!






Spritz Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
colored sugar for sprinkling



Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in another bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
3. Using cookie press, press dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
4. Bake at 375 for 7-9 min. Do not brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

8 comments:

Amber said...

I LOVE spritz. Just so you know, they're really good straight from the freezer! ;)

My recipe calls for almond extract in addition to the vanilla. I've made it both ways and the almond extract just adds a little something special.

Have a great day!

Rue said...

Hi Sarah :)

Those look so goooood! Thank you for sharing your cookie recipes. Those will come in handy for Christmas gifts this year :)

Oh and my mom has 8 burners on her range. I'm jealous too LOL

Have a great day!!
rue

BeachRunner said...

Wow those cookies look good!

niartist said...

Hi! I found you through the "A work in progress" blog! Thank you so much for this recipe. I'm gonna try a batch this year for the Christmas Cookie List! Oh, and thanks for the advice too! :)

The Muse said...

Oh they look good, I bet Santa wants one!
I hear he is partial to red sprinkles! LOL

grandma1 said...

These look great, as do all your confections. I hope there are some left when I come to you for Christmas. Time is getting short, the holiday is just around the corner.

greentigress said...

What a cool thing! did not know that you could get them!
I tried your split second cookie recipie, LOVED them!!
Thanks for the baking ideas!

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