Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 Days of Yummies: Classic Spritz Cookies

Day 10
These are fun cookies to make.  You're supposed to have a cookie maker/press, but if you don't, you can still make them - you'd probably want to shape the dough into a log and cut them into cookie slices.  I used to love making these as a kid and now my sons love to make them!  My husband especially loves to eat the chocolate ones with vanilla ice cream.

(photo courtesy of High Altitude Gardening)
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375°. Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla, and almond extract; beat well. Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing to make a smooth dough. Do not chill. Place dough into cookie maker and press cookies onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove cookies from sheet; cool on rack.

Store in an airtight container at cool room temperature for several weeks or freeze for 2 months.

Makes 7-8 dozen cookies.

Julie R.

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