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Buttery Yeast Spritz Recipe

Yeast may be an unusual ingredient for cookies, but the buttery flavor is fabulous. These were my mother's favorite I make them for my children and grandchildren.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:78 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) Red Star® Platinum Superior Baking Yeast™
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 76 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.