Spritz Cookies Recipe

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With a sweet and subtle flavor, these great tasting sugar cookies are ideal for shaping and decorating for the Holidays.
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Servings: makes approximately 6 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg measuring 1/4 cup, add water to the egg in order to reach this measurement
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • food coloring as desired
Container: cookie sheet, mixer
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
10 mins
READY IN
25 mins
  • Beat shortening until smooth, then add the sugar and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  • Add the egg and almond extract until blended together.
  • Add flour and salt. You may have to mix this by hand if the dough is too firm for a mixer.
  • Divide dough into different containers and add food coloring as desired to each.
  • Mix until all of the color is incorporated.
  • Place dough into a cookie press with whatever tip is desired.
  • Press cookies out, spaced evenly, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Bake them until firm on the edges but not browned.
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