Spritz Cookies
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Crisp and buttery, these Spritz cookies are a festive holiday tradition in Germany and Sweden.
Recipe type: cookie
Cuisine: German
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or ½ tsp almond extract
  • Cookie Press
  • Cinnamon candies
  • Red and green sugar
  1. Before you begin, refrigerate several ungreased cookie sheets.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Sift flour with salt and set aside.
  4. In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
  5. With the mixer on low, beat in the flour mixture one third at a time, mixing until smooth and well combined.
  6. Assemble and fill the cookie press according to the manufacturer's instructions. Stand press upright on the cold cookie sheet. Squeeze out enough dough to form the shape on the disk, and release pressure, lifting up slightly to cut off the dough. Cookies should be about 1½ inches apart. Decorate with the cinnamon candies and colored sugar.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden. Remove to a wire rack and cool.
  8. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Also note: Make sure the cookie sheets are well chilled before making the cookies or the dough might melt!
Recipe by Webicurean at http://blog.webicurean.com/2013/11/15/spritz-cookies-twelvedaysofsanta/