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Cranberry Spritz Cookies

Here’s a sure standout on your treat tray. The cheery cookies get their bright-pink color from cranberry-flavored gelatin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberry gelatin powder (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored coarse sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and gelatin until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder 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. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake until set (do not brown), 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 58 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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