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Holiday Spritz Cookies

These crisp buttery cookies make a welcome gift or sweet party treat. Color the dough in Christmasy hues and use a cookie press to make all kinds of fun shapes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Holiday sprinkles and colored sugars

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Fill cookie press and form into desired shapes on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles and colored sugars.
  • Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
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  • Cheryl
    Dec 16, 2018

    I wish I had read the reviews 1st... awful!!!

  • squirtydink
    Dec 20, 2014

    /these cookies have no leavening. I can't imagine why. They did not turn out well. They also did not rise and were hard.

  • samwtch
    Dec 9, 2014

    Way too much sugar and I even reduced the amount to 3/4 cup.

  • bluesome
    Dec 12, 2012

    My batch of cookies tasted like bad pie dough so I tossed the unused dough into the trash after the first tray came out of the oven. I do not understand what I may have done wrong, or why the recipe contains no baking soda or baking powder.

  • mrsoak
    Dec 21, 2011

    I used rum in place of the rum extract and these cookies came out great. Really easy to make and very festive when dyed with red and green food coloring.