Classic Spritz Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (375 mL) butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1   egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups (875 mL) all-purpose flour
  •  Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed of the electric mixer about 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the egg and vanilla; beat well. Add the flour; mix on low speed just until blended, scraping down the sides as necessary. (The dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.)

  2. Fit the Cookie Press with the desired disk (see Cook's Tip) and fill it with the dough. Press the dough onto the Cookie Sheet 1" (2.5 cm) apart. Decorate the cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. Cool the cookies 2 minutes on the Cookie Sheet, then remove to the Stackable Cooling Rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Yield:

  • 6-7 dozen
      servings of 2 cookies

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 140, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 55 mg, Fiber 0 g

Cook's Tips:

Do not use disk #10 for cookies. 

Chocolate Spritz Cookies: Increase sugar to 1¼ cups (300 mL). Decrease flour to 3 cups (750 mL). Combine flour and ⅓ cup (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder in medium mixing bowl; blend well. Proceed as recipe directs.

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