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Swedish Spritz

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

A touch of almond extract gives these spritz wonderful flavor. For Christmas, you could tint half of the dough with red food coloring and the other half with green. —Irmgard Sinn, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Swedish Spritz Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Prepared frosting, assorted sprinkles and decorating sugars

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until edges are firm and lightly browned, 12-13 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Frost and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 68 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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