Learn how to make classic spritz cookies! Including how to use both new and old cookie presses. These cookies are slightly crunchy, buttery, not too sweet and absolutely, the most addicting cookies you will ever have! They are a tradition on many holiday tables but many folk have problems making them. Let me take all the guess work out of it!
What you’ll need:
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 tsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add in wet ingredients and mix well. Add in flour and salt and mix to combine. Color the dough if you wish to do so or leave it plain. **DO NOT REFRIGERATE DOUGH** Put into a cookie press and press out onto an ungreased, room temp cookie sheet. Decorate if desired with colored sugar, dragees, nonpareils, sprinkles, etc. Bake in a preheated 350*F oven for 9-11 minutes or until done but not browned. Let cool a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Let cookie sheet cool before pressing out more cookies. If using a new press, makes 7-8 dozen cookies. If using an old press, makes 3-4 dozen cookies. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Music is “Wish Background” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)