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Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Spritz Cookies

These Christmas Spritz Cookies are definitely not on my new low-fat/low-cholesterol diet, but it just wouldn't be Christmas without them!  Thankfully the grandkids will be around to eat them, so I won't be tempted to eat the whole batch myself!

Christmas Spritz Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Stir in the egg yolk, almond and vanilla extracts.  Gradually blend in the flour and salt.  Fill a cookie press with dough and shoot cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.  If you like, sprinkle with colored sugar at this time.  Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.


Terry said...

I haven't made spritz cookies in years! I might have to make a batch later this week.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Dolly and I will be right over for taste testing! Yummm. Will bring tea.

Needled Mom said...

Those are some of my favorite Christmas cookies. My kids used to love making them.

SewCalGal said...

Thank you for the recipe. I love spritz cookies and even bought a cookie press to make them. But my recipe didn't work (didn't look great nor taste great). I'll definitely make these this week. Thanks.


Cheryl said...

These look really good, however I don't have a cookie press , will cutters work too?
The kids would love them !

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Christmas isn't Christmas without Spritz cookies. I've baked cookies for Christmas for 30 years ... these days I bake with DD and now the Ts, too. We still bake Spritz cookies, even if I'm the only one who likes them. They're my favorite, and no one else really cares for them - which is good, as there are more for me. ha!

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