Buttery Spritz Cookies

This tender spritz cookie recipe is very eye-catching on a Christmas cookie tray. The dough is easy to work with, so it’s fun to make these spritz cookies into a variety of festive shapes.

Buttery spritz cookies
Buttery Spritz Cookies
Buttery Spritz Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
7-1/2dozen 20minutes 10minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
7-1/2dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
10minutes per batch
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 6-8 minutes (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough water to reach desired consistency. Dip cookies in glaze; decorate as desired. Let stand until set.
Recipe Notes

Melted chocolate candy coating may be used in place of confectioners' sugar glaze; dip and decorate as directed.

1 cookie: 43 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fibre), 0 protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.