Red Velvet Spritz Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 8-1/2 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons red paste food coloring
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
- 1 tablespoon water
- Nonpareils or sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, food coloring and, if desired, extract. In another bowl, whisk flour and cocoa; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, mix egg white and water; brush over cookies. Decorate as desired with nonpareils or sprinkles. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- Freeze option: Transfer dough to a resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze. To use, thaw dough in refrigerator overnight or until soft enough to press. Prepare and bake cookies as directed.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 38 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Dec 18, 2018
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Dec 5, 2018
This was the best spritz cookie dough I've every made. Cookies pressed with no problems. In addition the cookies looked festive as I used the pointessia press and the family loved the taste. I didn't use the pepperment extract as I didn't have any,and added a .5 tablespoon more of the cocoa. Adding the cocoa to the mix gave the red a nice deep color.
Feb 8, 2018
For 2009funnylady - first, Google is where you look up something you are unfamiliar with, not in a review that people use to determine if they want to try making something. Second - you can find past food coloring at Michaels stores or on Amazon. Most serious bakers like it much better than the stuff you find in your local grocery store. Third - leave a legitamite review when you have tried making the item.Now then - loved this recipe! And I’m not usually a fan of spritz cookies - a lot of times the dough just isn’t easy to work with, and makes just a so-so cookie for the effort. These look and taste amazing!
Feb 4, 2018
What is red paste food coloring? I do not recall ever seeing this in my grocery store. I gave it a 4 rating because they look great and would love to bake if I can find the "paste" food coloring
Dec 5, 2015
This may be the best spritz cookie I've ever made. I substituted almond extract for the optional peppermint extract. The dough was a good consistency for use with a cookie press, unlike many of the recipes I've tried. However, I got nowhere near 8 dozen cookies. Maybe I have a larger press, but I only got about 4 dozen.