Buttery Spritz Cookies

Buttery Spritz Cookies

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"These tender little cookies are very eye-catching on my Christmas cookie tray. The dough is easy to work with, so it's fun to make these into a variety of festive shapes. --Beverly Launius, Sandwich, Illinois"
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Tint with food coloring if desired.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Top with colored sugar and decorating candies if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.

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I made two batches of these cookies. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly, and the second time, I used 1 1/2 t. almond extract and no vanilla, hoping to get a stronger flavor. In both...

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Wow, what a disappointment. I followed this recipe exactly, and while I could give it 4 or 5 stars for taste (which I really really liked), I didn't have the luck with consistency that the othe...

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I made two batches of these cookies. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly, and the second time, I used 1 1/2 t. almond extract and no vanilla, hoping to get a stronger flavor. In both...

Okay so why complain about 'blandness' in a butter cookie recipe? This is good, the very traditional spritz cookie taste I grew up with. It's a delicate flavor people... not your double choc...

This recipe is awesome. I followed the recipe exactly. The dough was a dream to work with, even after adding quite a bit of food coloring, to get the desired color. It loaded into my cookie p...

VERY GOOD SPRITZ. THESE COOKIES ARE SOFT UNLIKE MOST SPRITZ THAT ARE CRUNCHY & SHORTBREAD TASTING. I REALLY LIKED THAT THEY WERE SOFT AND LOVED THE BUTTERY TASTE. I MADE THEM WITH 1 1/2 TSP. ...

I made these cookies at Christmas this year and love the recipe. These cookies are eay to make, color and decorate. I also like how they don't get too much bigger as they cook, so you can make ...

After watching my mother's frustration with the pressed cookie recipe she used over the years, I was leery to ever try one. However, this year for Christmas, I chose to make mostly cookies I hav...

The cookies made with this recipe were much better than with the recipe that came with the cookie press. The dough was easy to work with without having to chill it.

Perfect dough for a cookie press! Found the taste a little bland. May add more extracts next time. The cookies bake up beautifully light and white. I added sugar crystals to sweeten the tops, bu...

By far the best recipe for spritz cookies that I have found. My husband tried them and went nuts, I ended up making two more batches by the weeks end!

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