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Grandmas Recipe for Traditional Spritz Cookies

Clara loves to bake cookies and treats

Ingredients for Spritz Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 egg
2 TBS. milk
OPTIONAL: Food coloring, colored sugar or chopped nuts

Preparing your Spritz Cookies

Preheat oven to 400°. F.
Cream butter and sugar till fluffy;
Add flavorings, egg, and milk and stir till well mixed.
If you wish to color the dough, add color now and mix well.
Sift or mix flour and baking powder together, then add to dough
(this is more easily done in two or three parts)
Mix with hands if necessary. (Dough will be very stiff).
Push dough into spritzer gun and press shapes onto ungreased cookie sheet.
You can press decorations into the cookies before baking.
Bake at 400° F. for 6 minutes, NO LONGER!