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Quick Mix Spritz Recipe

Quick Mix Spritz

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"These cookies are mixed differently from other cookies (like pie crust) but they are the best. These are the ones I grew up on. At Christmas my mom would add almond extract and green food color then make tree pattern."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut the shortening in until it resembles course crumbs.
  3. Measure the egg and add enough water to make 1/4 cup, beat together. Add egg and vanilla to crumb mixture; mix well.
  4. Put through the cookie press onto cookie sheets. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 -12 minutes or until very light brown and set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2004

This came together so easily with the help of my food processor. (Pulse to cut in the shortening/butter add remaining ingredients and process until it comes together.) It was simple and good. Instead of all shortening I used 1/2 cup real butter and 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening. Also I didn't level off the baking powder so it was more of a heaping 1/4 tsp. Thanks for sharing this. I don't need to look any further for a great spritz recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2005

the cookies taste like shortning

Dec 17, 2003

Definately easy to mix up. As for taste - it was o.k., but we'd rather stick with butter over shortening. My husband thought it had a "shortening aftertaste"

Dec 14, 2009

Yum yum yum! I finally found the perfect Spritz recipe! Simple..and delicious! Only change I made was I used Butter flavored shortening. And added about 1/8 more flour because I live in Colorado and always make adjustments for the altitude. I colored half the batch with Forest Green gel food coloring..and they looked awesome! THX for a great recipe!

Jan 04, 2010

Use butter not shortening! Butter makes all of the difference, the cookie will have a nice texture and taste.

Nov 28, 2005

very easy THANK YOU!!!!!

Nov 29, 2005

I followed the recipe, but added peppermint extract and they were wonderful and very easy. I loved them so much that I made up a couple of baggies filled with all dry ingredients, so next time I just have to cut in the shortening and the other wet ingredients. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Dec 14, 2004

I make these every Christmas. They can be changed by just changing the extract flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

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

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