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Grandmas Recipe for Traditional Spritz Cookies

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
Clara loves to bake cookies and treats

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!

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