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The best ever recipe for buttery spritz with festive variations.
Heat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients except flour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. If desired, prepare dough as directed by variations below. (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate, 30-45 minutes.)
Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Chocolate Chip Spritz: Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated semi-sweet chocolate.
Eggnog-Glazed Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened, 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Lebkuchen Spice Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Mint Kisses: Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place 1 chocolate candy kiss on each cookie.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
My variation on this recipe is to add the grated zest of 1 orange. Yummy!! Especially good when partially dipped in chocolate.
I've decorated cookies for 40 years and made spritz cookies that long. Best spritz recipe I've ever made. Held their form. I put an egg white wash on before I sprinkled on sugar for shine. I'm keeping this recipe!
I love these ! Good at Christmas or anytime of the year. I have made these with almond extract as well, both outstanding !
The BEST ever !
I have not baked cookies in YEARS, and I tried this one since I needed a Swedish cookie for my daughter's class party. I made the Mint Kisses version and it was a huge hit. I kept a batch for my family and the cookies disappear fast! I don't have a cookie press, so I used a pastry bag with a star tip, and the dough was soft enough to pipe through. I added some red and white peppermint crystal sprinkles, too. I will defintely be making this again.
Simple and Yummy!!
Horrible. Just horrible.
I've never been a big cookie baker, so I made these tonight for a trial run before Christmas baking begins. I used almond extract. They came out awesome, and were so easy to make! I didin't have a cookie press, so I picked one up at Wal Mart for $10.00. Its the neatest thing! 1 click, 1 cookie. I definately recommend this recipe.
I'm not sure what the person did whose cookies melted everywhere. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great! Worked perfectly in my cookie press :)
Cookies were hard right out of the oven. They were too sweet and tasted like a ball of caramelized sugar. Cookies melted to a thin flat sheet. I tried to refrigerate the dough and then bake and still came out lousy. Try something else with less sugar. Did not bake well at all.
Good rolled into balls too. Very easy to handle. I make it as a christmas tree spritz.
I have made these cookies for the last 3 years and won't use any other for spritz. My family loves them, and they are easy to make. Getting ready to make them with my granddaughter for Christmas again this year.
What a great recipe! I made the Lebkuchen Spice Spritz and it was so amazing, I'm making another batch today!
Excellent, crisp, tasty little cookie that can be flavored any way you want besides just vanilla. Easy to make.
These were fun and easy to make! Great recipe!
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