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Spritz Cookies

It was a tradition to make these cookies with my grandmother every Christmas. Now our two daughters help me make them for the holidays. —Sharon Claussen, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    11 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 11-12 minutes (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl; stir in enough water to reach desired consistency. Working with 1 cookie at a time, brush glaze on the surface and sprinkle with sugar. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 49 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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