Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe
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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

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4.5 17 15
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This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter (no substitutes)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Using a cookie press, shape into designs on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies in Country Extra November 1992, p51

  • 2 cups butter (no substitutes)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Using a cookie press, shape into designs on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies in Country Extra November 1992, p51

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gdubmom User ID: 5898359 258341
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"I made these today with 1 tablespoon dried lemon peel, but otherwise followed the recipe. They did work quite well in my cookie press, easily making 5 sheets of cookies. However, I found the cookies to have very little lemon flavor, they tasted too floury. My son doesn't mind, but I'll definitely be adding more lemon juice or extract next time around. I'll top them with a lemon frosting or glaze to correct this batch."

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PolishStacyCooks User ID: 8033729 244907
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"Followed recipe exactly but added more lemon as a review suggested. For me, I still think they were bland and too much flour taste...about 1 1/2 cups too much flour based on other recipes I've made which made them not taste so good. Not enough butter or lemon flavor either. Would not make again."

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Poohbabies User ID: 8086469 239692
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"These cookies are delicious! Light lemon flavor, easy to bake, but hard to stop eating! They will be a staple in my cookie recipe box!"

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cariboocook User ID: 8196226 238773
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"I made these spritz cookies according to the recipe and found this cookie lacks butter and/or lemon taste. The up side is that this recipe does make a lot of cookies and the dough works well in a cookie press."

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stitching1 User ID: 6350875 238623
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This is in response to Water4Chocolate's question about a cookie press that is arthritis friendly. I have an electric cookie press called Super Shooter that I've had for many years. Do a Google search and I believe there are some on Etsy as well as Ebay. There are other electric ones at Amazon."

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Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 238613
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This is question not a review. Could anyone tell me what brand and where to purchase a cookie press that arthritis friendly (and affordable?) Thank you. (

(This recipe is identical to mine from years ago except that mine uses cream cheese for butter)."

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murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 216264
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"These had fabulous flavor. Based on the reviews, I simply added just a touch more lemon juice, maybe 1 squeeze, and they had just the right amount of lemon flavor. Plus, I reduce the amount of sugar in everything- try it, you won't miss it!"

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snowman71 User ID: 4775630 42059
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"easy cookie to make and everyone loved them. I used 1 teaspoon lemon bakery emulsion (I found at cooking store) instead of lemon peel and they came out with a very nice lemon flavor. These are a keeper, will definitely make again."

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kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 40325
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Nice, light lemon flavor. Halved recipe and used 1 1/2 T of lemon extract instead of peel. I also topped with a lemon glaze. Light and tangy-sweet."

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5xamom User ID: 787516 27601
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I would have liked more lemon flavor. I was actually surprised by the very little lemon flavor since we grated an entire lemon peel into this recipe. However, I did as one suggested and added the rest of the lemon juice in a second batch and that helped, but still would have liked a little more lemon flavor."

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