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Buttery Yeast Spritz

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

13 dozen

Yeast may be an unusual ingredient for cookies, but the buttery flavor is fabulous. These were my mother's favorite cookies...now I make them for my children and grandchildren.
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water; set aside. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and yeast mixture. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with disk of your choice, press dough into desired shapes 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 76 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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