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Swedish Almond Spritz Cookies

 Swedish Almond Spritz Cookies
Classic, delectable spritz cookies are rich with the flavors of almond and vanilla.
96 ServingsPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening or 1 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds
  • Sliced almonds, if desired

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Combine powdered sugar and shortening in a
  • large bowl; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in
  • egg, salt, water, vanilla and almond extracts. Using a spoon, stir
  • in flour until well mixed. Stir in ground nuts.
  • Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill cookie press; press
  • dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Press almond slices onto the
  • center of the cookies, if desired.
  • Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set, but not brown. Cool one minute.
  • Remove to cooling rack. Yield: 8 dozen.

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TIP If dough becomes too soft, refrigerate about 5 minutes or until firm.
Nutritional Facts: Calories 80, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1.1g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 14mg, Total Carbohydrate 7.3g, Dietary Fiber 0.2g, Protein 1.1g, Vitamin A <1%DV, Vitamin C 0%DV, Calcium <1%DV, Iron <1%DV