Thursday, December 4, 2008

Start Your Ovens.........

Spritz are another cookie that I have made forever, but I only do them once a year at Christmas. I do MAJOR cookie and candy making at Christmas and this year will be no different. The great white hunter just changed to day shift but wants to take cookies to the folks on night shift too, so I will be playing in the flour and sugar!

These are great because they are really better after they sit for a few days, so I make them early in the month and freeze them, then dig them out when the time comes. I pack them in plastic freezer bags, then put those bags in a container with a lid to keep them from getting crushed in the freezer.

If you have never made them and want to try, you need one of these. I used a coupon and got mine at Joann's a few years ago but Micheal's or any store that carries Wilton cake supplies should have them. I saw them at Target last year. Before I got this, I had a copper colored one from MIRRO. Let's say it didn't always work so well. Your dough had to be just the right consistency or it was a pain so this was a great investment. (might be why I only made them once a year too!).


Cream together;

2 cups butter (I use margarine)

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons almond extract

Beat in;
2 eggs plus enough water to make a half cup.

Stir in after mixed;

4 to 4 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Push through cookie press on to ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar, bake 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until lightly brown around the edges.


Amelia said...

Yum know I love cookies...I can smell them right now as they come out of the oven.

Tropical Screamer said...

I'll take a handful with a glass of milk, please. LOL.

Thank you for sharing the recipe. I just added a cookie press to my shopping list.


Carol VR said...

I've never worked with a cookie press....hmmmm perhaps that's just something I'll need to get.

Kim West said...

I got one of these last year. Did you know the pillsbury rolled pre-made sugar cookie mix works in this as well? While I like the spritz cookies, I like the ease of the pre-made dough. The cookies end up just a tad fluffier though. I am making cookies for my neighbors with them for Christmas.

em's scrapbag said...

I have tried these in the past, but they didn't work. I have a metal press maybe that is why.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

Hi, if I find that cookie press thing, I want to try your cookie recipe. I was wondering do the sprinkly things go on after baking or before. Thanks