Yeast may be an unusual ingredient for cookies, but the buttery flavor is fabulous. These were my mother's favorite cookies...now I make them for my children and grandchildren.
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water; set aside. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and yeast mixture. Gradually add flour and mix well.
- Using a cookie press fitted with disk of your choice, press dough into desired shapes 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 13 dozen.
Originally published as Buttery Yeast Spritz in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p71
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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010
"I was excited to make these as I am a butter cookie and spritz fan. They held their shape well and stuck to the pan well while spritzing. But they seem greasier to me than some other recipes. Not quite my ideal. Sorry!"