I used this recipe to try out my new cookie press and it made it very easy! One of my huge reservations about spritz cookies is that they often call for so much butter, and I'm too cheap to part with four sticks in one recipe! lol But yes, this one worked perfectly, and I ended up with a generous amount of perfectly sized butter cookies in the end. I even bumped it up a bit with one batch by adding a pinch of salt, about two teaspoons of grated orange zest and I used about 1 cup of sugar to yield a sweeter cookie (and combat a bit too generous of a salt pinch). The extra sugar probably isn't crucial but I recommend the zest! It opens up a ton of flavour possibilities and these cookies were MUCH less time consuming than other holiday cookies I've tried. These will definitely make it into the cookie tins this December as well as all year round! :)
ETA: my cookie press BROKE in the middle of a batch of these, and I just patted the dough flat and cut out with a small star-shaped cookie cutter! They held their shape and were very cute, kind of a shortbread texture and pretty lovely. I will hang onto this recipe even now that I don't have a cookie press at my disposal.
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I used this recipe to try out my new cookie press and it made it very easy! One of my huge...