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Spritz Butter Blossoms

 Spritz Butter Blossoms
From Harwich Port, Massachusetts, field editor Christine Omar suggests, "Pretty cookies made from this recipe can be customized to the bride's chosen colors with food coloring and colored sugars."
82 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar

Directions

  • Place sugar and almonds in a food processor; cover and process until
  • almonds are finely ground.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar mixture until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine flour 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 or
  • colored sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Store in an
  • airtight container. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 44 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.