1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
Add the chocolate coating in a snap, just use a pastry brush about the same width as the cookies.
Sugar Sprinkled Spritz:
Omit chocolate coating.
Sprinkle spritz cookies with decorator sugar before baking.
Cinnamon Spritz Sandwich Cookies:
Spread bottom of 1 cookie with chocolate. Top chocolate with second cookie, bottom-side down.