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Spritz Wreaths

 Spritz Wreaths
These make a nice addition to a cookie exchange, bake sale or gift tray.—Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
84 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Chopped red and green candied cherries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with a wreath-shaped disk, press dough
  • onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with cherries. Bake at
  • 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield:
  • 6-7 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 39 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.