Hey, friends! As I mentioned the other day in my post on how to make fudge the super easy way, I’ll be sharing a few different cookie recipes during the month of December. Today I’ll share our Spritz Cookie recipe. Spritz cookies use a cookie press, but often times the way the spritz cookie recipe is composed makes the cookie dough stick onto the press, not coming off easily onto the cookie sheet. This can make spritz cookies frustrating to make. My dear old friend Val, however, shared with me years ago THE perfect spritz cookie recipe.
The Perfect Spritz Cookie
Not only does this cookie bake up crisp, yet moist, but in all the years I’ve been making it, I find it rarely sticks to the cookie press! Something about the composition of the cookie makes it slide out of the press and stay on the cookie sheet easily, making the production of these cookies extra fun! As far as cookie presses go, I use The Pampered Chef New Style Cookie Press with Disks . I haven’t ever used any other type of press, so I can’t vouch for the quality and ease of use there, but the Pampered Chef Cookie Press ROCKS. It comes with several different disks with several different shapes. The Christmas tree and the wreath are our family favorites, though, complete with green sugar and cinnamon hots placed at the top.
These cookies are definitely a hot commodity with the Frugal Farmer family. Buttery and with just enough sweetness, they aim to please, and hit it every time.
2 sticks, real unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. Crisco
1 .25 c. white sugar
2 t. real almond flavoring
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/2 t. salt
3.5 c. flour
green or red food coloring (optional, for if you want colored cookies)
sprinkles, colored sugar, cinnamon red hots
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, Crisco, sugar, almond, eggs/egg yolks and salt until well blended. Add food coloring at this point (if you wish) and mix well. Gradually mix in flour until well blended. Using cookie press, press cookies onto baking sheet. There’s no baking soda or powder used in this recipe, so you don’t need to leave a ton of room between cookies, but do leave some room. Decorate as desired, with sprinkles, colored sugars and/or red hots. Bake for 6 or 7 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to become golden on the edges.
That’s it! Your delicious cookies are now ready for the people in your world to enjoy, or for you to hide in the closet and hoard for yourself if you want. 😉
What’s your favorite Christmas Cookie type?