Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies
Many times easy cookie recipes do not make for the most delicious treats. However, Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies could not be easier or more delicious. With just a few ingredients that you most likely already have stocked in your pantry, you can make these cute and sweet cookies for every holiday and get-together imaginable, including Christmas! The dough is pretty simple and calls for both vanilla and almond extract. The combination of those two extracts gives the cookies a sweet almond flavor that's just right. You'll especially love how easy the dough is to load into your cookie press, making it simple to create the exact cookie shapes that you want. Just press the dough shapes onto an ungreased baking sheet, cover the cookies with sprinkles if you'd like, and then stick them in the oven for a few minutes. Because these sweets take very little time to bake, you can spend more time enjoying them!
- If you'd like colored cookies, you can tint the dough with a few drops of food coloring.
- Cookies may be iced and decorated after they're finished cooling. If you're planning on just decorating them with sprinkles, it's easiest to pour them on right before sticking the cookie sheets in the oven.
- Though they're traditionally Christmas cookies, you can make these cookies for any holiday you'd like, including Halloween and Easter.
If you enjoyed making Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies, we have some delicious dessert recipes that we think you'll love trying next. If you're looking for another classic cookie recipe, we recommend trying your hand at making chewy chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion.
If you're feeling a bit more adventurous in the kitchen, why not give homemade apple pie a try? This recipe is perfect for showcasing the flavors of fall and is sure to impress your family and friends. The combination of sweet apples and warm spices baked in a flaky crust is truly irresistible.
For a fun and festive dessert idea, consider making red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are not only delicious but also visually stunning, making them a great choice for special occasions and holidays. Plus, they are easy to customize with different decorative toppings to suit any theme.
No matter which dessert recipe you choose to try next, we're sure you'll have a blast in the kitchen and create something truly delicious. Happy baking!
Yields4 dozen cookies
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time7 min
- 1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco® all-vegetable shortening (or 1 Butter Flavor Crisco® stick)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix shortening, sugar, and powdered sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer (hand or stand mixer). Beat at medium speed until ingredients are well blended.
Beat in egg, salt, vanilla, and almond extract. Then, stir in flour. If you find that the dough is a little too stiff or dry, add a little water. If you find that the dough is too soft, add a bit of extra flour.
Fill a cookie press with the dough. Press the dough into desired shapes about two inches apart on cool, ungreased baking sheets. Do not use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat because the pressed cookies will not stick to it.
Bake cookies for 5-7 minutes, or until set but not brown. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, and then move them to wire cooling racks so they can cool completely.
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