Buttery Spritz Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 7-1/2 dozen
I'm sure the recipe is fine, but I couldn't get the dough to release from the cookie press. Suggestions??
Delicate and delicious cookie! I would recoommend chilling the dough as the recipe states. Don't skip this step. It will make prep much easier. I also roll a 'log' of dough in powdered sugar before dropping into press.
I followed this recipe as written and didn't have any problems with the dough coming out of my 60 year old cookie press. The cookies are light and have just the right flavor, especially when glazed with the powdered sugar glaze!
Spritz have always been one of my favorite cookies! Light, buttery, and not too sweet. But a fun note for you to try - in the cookie dough, try substituting Kool-aid, or other flavored drink mixes for the sugar. My mother discovered this trick when I was a kid, and it not only add flavor and color but is amazing. Our favorite turned out to be Country Time Lemonade, or Pink Lemonade - tangy, and the most beautiful colors.
Not very flavorful. Should have used more almond ext. Dough hard to get out of the cookie press.
Can I use peppermint extract instead of almond?
This dough is not easy to work with at all and stuck to everything including the cookie press. I followed the recipe exactly (using the proper measuring utensils). A very disappointing waste of time and ingredients.
I've made many spritz cookies over the years. Seems like each recipe is tweaked just a bit, but this one is great. I add food coloring and a different flavor for some of those I bake. Green peppermint extract for the trees; Red cherry extract for the flowers; Yellow lemon extract for other designs. Makes for a variety of flavors and fun eating.
These cookies are a new addition to my Christmas cookie assortment and they are my favorite this year, hands down. The dough worked perfectly with my Wilton cookie press and the glaze "glued" on the sprinkled sugars. The buttery taste is so good.