Cookie Press/Spritz

I know it’s July, but I don’t care. G and I wanted to try making spritz cookies. Part of the reason is the number of cookies you get out of a batch. We only get about 16 to 20 from a batch of shortbread. And if you are going to the trouble of making a batch of cookies, let’s get our money’s worth.

I just bought the cookie press. It was incredibly well rated on Amazon, but I found it a little bit tricky to use. Of course, it was about 90 degrees in here, but who’s counting.

I don’t know why I’ve never made spritz. They are very Norwegian all things considered. I also consider them more of a Christmas cookie. My bad.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, cream butter, powdered sugar, and salt until fluffy. Mix in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Add flour a little bit at a time beating after each addition.
  • Place dough into a cookie press. Squeeze cookies about 1 ½” apart and add sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes.

*****From the Recipe Box:

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.

We like them a little crispier.

and remember: What’s wrong with getting ready for Christmas? We usually start buying presents in July. Big Kiss, Lynn

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