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Buttery Spritz Cookies

 Buttery Spritz Cookies
These tender little cookies are very eye-catching on my Christmas cookie tray. The dough is easy to work with, so it's fun to make these into a variety of festive shapes. —Beverly Launius, Sandwich, Illinois
45 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar and sprinkles, optional
  • Melted chocolate candy coating, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt.
  • Gradually add to creamed mixture; mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough
  • 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. If desired, decorate with
  • colored sugar and sprinkles.
  • Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove
  • to wire racks to cool completely. If desired, dip baked cookies in
  • melted candy coating and decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until
  • set. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 76 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.