Easy Scandinavian spritz cookie recipe that is buttery rich and can easily be flavored with almond or lemon. The cookie is pressed into a variety of designs using a spritz cookie press.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Food color, if desired
*Substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla or lemon extract.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine butter, sugar, egg and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide and tint dough, if desired. (If dough is too soft, chill for easier handling.)
Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill with dough. Press dough into desired shapes 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges of cookies are very lightly browned.
For green or pink cookies, add 3 to 4 drops green or red food color.
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