Item# WLRECIP-25

Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies

Item No. WLRECIP-25
Amount
7-8 Dozen
Prep Time
45 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
1 hr 30 min

These buttery spritz cookies are made using a cookie press, so you can make a variety of shapes and sizes just by changing the discs on the press. Serve your spritz cookies plain or sprinkle them with jimmies, sugars or nonpareils for some added color. You can even ice them or dip them in melted chocolate or Candy Melts Candy for even more decorating options. Christmas spritz cookies also make for fun and delicious holiday gifts!

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  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • Notes:

    • Use an ungreased cookie sheet.
    • Greasing your pan will cause your cookies to spread, so make sure to use an ungreased baking sheet. Also avoid using parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
    • Avoid preparing dough ahead of time.
    • his dough is best used the day it’s prepared, although it can still be used in the future if frozen and brought back to room temperature.
    • Do not chill the dough before using.
    • The dough should be at room temperature so it can be piped through the press. If the dough was frozen prior, allow it to come back to room temperature before piping it through the press.
    • Chill your pans.
    • If your cookies start to spread or your kitchen is warm, try chilling the pans in the refrigerator for a few minutes before piping the cookies on the pan.
    • Reuse dough.
    • If any of your cookies come out misshapen while using the cookie press, just put the dough back in the bowl and reuse it.
    • Add your favorite flavors.
    • Use your favorite extracts like orange, anise, or peppermint extract to personalize your cookie flavor. Add your flavoring in addition to or in place of the almond flavoring in the instructions.
    • Make buttercream spritz cookie sandwiches.
    • Spritz cookies can be sandwiched together with buttercream or other fillings like these cinnamon spritz cookie sandwiches.
    • Decorating spritz cookies jimmies, sugars or nonpareils.
    • When using sprinkles, jimmies, sugars and nonpareils roll cookie dough in sprinkles prior to baking to ensure they stick and bake into your cookies. If you add sprinkles after baking the cookie dough your sprinkles will not stick to your cookies without using melted candy or icing. Oftentimes, shaped sprinkles will melt in the oven so sticking with jimmies, sugar and nonpareils are best.
    • To color.
    • Use Color Right concentrated food coloring to color your dough.
    • To freeze cookie dough.
    • To freeze unused cookie dough, wrap in plastic and place in a resealable bag. Dough can be kept for about 2 months. Make sure to bring your dough back to room temperature before using.
    • To freeze baked cookies.
    • Bring baked cookies to room temperature then place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3-4 months.

    How To

    How to Use a Cookie Press
    How to Use a Cookie Press

    A cookie press enables you to customize the color, flavor, and shape of Spritz cookies, making it one of the easiest ways to bake a wide variety of cookie designs all at once. Use the festive disk designs to press the cookies, then top with your choice of colorful sugars, sprinkles, nuts, and more!

    How to Make Spritz Cookies
    How to Make Spritz Cookies

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your holiday baking, Spritz cookies are the answer! Made using a cookie press and a variety of disks, these cookies are a holiday staple friends, family and Santa himself will love.

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