The Ultimate Spritz

The Ultimate Spritz

These delicate, crisp cookies have a rich, buttery flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Prep Time

1:05

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Total Time

1:15

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Makes

72

cookies

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1/4
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
Food color, if desired
Currants, raisins, candies, colored sugar, finely chopped nuts, candied fruit or fruit peel, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.
Makes 72 cookies
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Did You Know...
The name spritz comes from the German word spritzen, meaning "to squirt" because the soft dough is squirted or pushed through a cookie press to make fancy designs.
Purchasing
Butter is responsible for the tender, rich texture and flavor of these incredible cookies. Margarine would not work nearly as well. For these cookies, stick with butter!
Substitution
Chocolate Spritz: Stir 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, into the butter-sugar mixture.
Holiday Spritz: Substitute rum extract for the almond extract or vanilla; tint dough with appropriate food colors. After baking, glaze cooled cookies with Butter-Rum Glaze: Melt 1/4 cup butter or margaine over low heat; 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 if desired.
Spice Spritz: Stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice with the flour.
Success
To ensure recipe success, do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 3 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 25 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.