I am a fan of spritz cookies. My mom makes them every year and they’re so good. Sometimes she colors the dough if she’s making trees or wreaths and I was going to do the same thing but then I forgot to add the food coloring. Whoops. Anyway, the key to spritz cookies is cold dough. You won’t be able to press the cookies if the dough is warm. And invest in a good cookie press. Those plastic ones may be inexpensive, but they’re cheap and the metal ones will last longer.
Once the dough is made, stick it in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. If you have to press out cookies more than once, keep the extra dough in the fridge. I also keep the cookie press in the fridge too.
Since I forgot to color the dough, I sprinkled some colored sugar onto them for a little sweetness. You can eat them plain though or use frosting or glaze.
Want to make some for yourself? Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of butter, softened. Do not use margarine or shortening, you need the real stuff.
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla or almond extract
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- Combine all ingredients except for the flour and blend until smooth
- Slowly add in the flour. Add food coloring when flour is combined if desired.
- Chill dough for 30-45 minutes, preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Using a cookie press, press cookies onto a piece of parchment paper. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes
- Sprinkle colored sugar while cookies are still hot
Do you ever make spritz cookies? What’s your favorite shape?