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Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies Recipe
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Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies
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Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

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"These are wonderful cookies from the press. They are rich in flavor. My mom has made these cookies for years for all of the holidays. She even used food coloring for the different designs, like green trees, etc.The kids love to decorate them as much as they love to eat them."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    18 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients. Fill a cookie press with dough and shoot cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. If you like, decorate with sugar or sprinkles at this time.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2006

Great Great recipe with some tweaking.... Here's what I did for perfect results. I added two more tablespoons to the butter it called for, and put half of the salt, half of the almond extract and a tad bit more of the vanilla... Perfecto... They are soft, creamy, melt in your mouth......

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2003

I agree with KARLA13, the preparation is easy but the cookie after-taste isn't that appealing. Although they looked nice, I couldn't give them out because of the after-taste. I make spriz cookies a lot and this taste was like no other...

Dec 23, 2004

YUMMY! AND FINALLY I've found a Spritz cookie recipe I will keep FOREVER!! :) I did modify the recipe, though, by using only 1/4t almond flavoring and 1/4 t vanilla flavoring. There was no bitter after-taste, only the melt-in-your-mouth taste of buttery spritz. The confectioner's sugar also makes this cookie very smooth. GREAT recipe! It's a definate keeper!

Jan 22, 2006

I made this recipe with three other Spritz recipes from this site. The texture was perfect for press cookies, but I found the almond flavoring overwhelming both in the dough and in teh finished product. I took them to work and to a church social and asked folks to rate them. These were the least favorite of the four Spritz recipes. I'm thinking maybe I should try them without the almond.

Dec 12, 2005

These turned out very tasty. However, the dough was too firm to go through my cookie press. After adding a little more butter, the consistency was right and the cookies turned out well.

Dec 04, 2005

it was easy, and I concur with the other reviews, "what aftertaste??" I did customize this recipe to make 6 1/2 dozen and needed to add 1/4 more butter to work the cookie press. Overall, a great recipe for the cookie press.

Dec 16, 2006

This is an excellent spritz cookie recipe. Followed the recipe exactly as written and had excellent results. This is a keeper.

Dec 20, 2004

I tried this recipe because of the reviews. I have never had any luck making press cookies, but using this recipe was a breeze! Really has a good taste and very easy to use in the press. I give it five stars!


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  • Calories
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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