Holiday Spritz

Holiday Spritz

These delightful cookies can be made in various colors for any holiday or occasion - ready in about an hour. Perfect dessert for any party!

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About 5 dozen cookies

cup butter or margarine, softened
cup sugar
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
Few drops of food color, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400º. Beat butter, sugar and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.
Makes About 5 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Chocolate Spritz
Stir 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, into butter-sugar mixture. Omit food color.
Rum Butter Spritz
Substitute rum extract for the almond extract. Tint dough with food colors. After baking, spread cooled cookies with Butter Rum Glaze: Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in 1-quart saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon rum extract. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water until glaze is spreadable. Tint glaze with food color to match cookies.
Spicy Spritz
Stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice with the flour.
Holiday Hints
Before baking spruce up your Spritz with: • Currants, raisins, small candies, chopped nuts, slices of candied fruits or candied fruit peels arranged in festive patterns. After baking decorate with: • Edible glitter, colored sugar, nonpareils, red cinnamon candies or finely chopped nuts. A drop of corn syrup will hold the decorations in place nicely.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 30mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.