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Christmas Spritz Cookies

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Christmas Spritz Cookies

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Makes about 5 dozen cookies


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
Green food coloring (optional)
Icing (recipe follows, optional)
Candied red and green cherries and assorted decorative candies (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl. Combine powdered sugar and butter in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, almond extract and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat until well blended.
  2. Divide dough in half. Tint half of dough with green food coloring, if desired. Fit cookie press with desired plate (or change plates for different shapes after first batch). Fill press with dough; press dough 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until just set. Remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Prepare Icing, if desired; pipe or drizzle onto cooled cookies. Decorate with cherries and assorted candies. Store tightly covered at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.

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