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Friday, December 19, 2014

12 Cookies of Christmas: Day 8

We need to set some ground rules before we get to the recipe.  Spritz cookies are high-maintenance cookies.  They must be put on a chilled, ungreased baking sheet. Even though the cookie sheet needs to be chilled, the dough can't.

Spritz Cookies

3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
Sprinkles (optional)
Food coloring (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
With an electric mix, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add egg and beat well
Mix in vanilla, milk and almond extract
Slowly add in flour and baking powder until well combined
Mix in food coloring (optional)
Fill cookie press with dough and desired disk
Press onto chilled, ungreased cookie sheet
If you want, top with sprinkles before baking
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Cool for 2 minutes on sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool

Missed out on the other 12 Cookies of Christmas?  Check them out here!

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