Cranberry Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Cranberry Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Here’s a sure standout on your treat tray. The cheery cookies get their bright-pink color from cranberry-flavored gelatin.
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberry gelatin powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar and gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles.
Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Spritz Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 58 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberry gelatin powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted sprinkles
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar and gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles.
  3. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Spritz Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p63

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