Best Ever Spritz Cookie Recipe

The best ever recipe for buttery spritz cookies with festive variations, perfect for a Christmas party dessert.  The cookie season is upon us so here is an old time favorite recipes…

PREP TIME:  45 MIN     TOTAL TIME:   1:10        COOKIES: 60

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I’m going to try almond flour)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine all ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
  • Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Prepare dough as directed by variations below, if desired. (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate, 30-45 minutes.)
  • Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Here are some variations:

Chocolate Chip Spritz: Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated semi-sweet chocolate.

Eggnog-Glazed Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, softened, 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Lebkuchen Spice Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Mint Kisses: Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place 1 chocolate candy kiss on each cookie.

NUTRITION FACTS (1 COOKIE) Calories: 50 Cholesterol: 10mg Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 1g  Fat: 3g  Sodium: 50mg  Dietary Fiber: 0g

What is your favorite cookie to make this holiday season?  Share it with us

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

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