Buttery, crispy pressed cookies.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the 3 beaten egg yolks and one teaspoon of almond extract. Mix until well blended.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually sift into the butter mixture and stir well.

  • Chill until firm (2 - 3 hours).

  • Using a cookie press, press out cookies onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

65.6 calories; 0.8 g protein; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 18.4 mg cholesterol; 36.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
These were light and crispy and worked very well in my cookie press. For those who think 3 cups of flour sounds like a lot remember this recipe uses CAKE flour -- so you'll need the full 3 cups. If you use all purpose you could get by with less flour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
Though this dough tasted good it was IMPOSSIBLE to work with when it was chilled. Most cookie presses call for room temperature batter. I'm a bit disappointed. Read More
(15)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
These were light and crispy and worked very well in my cookie press. For those who think 3 cups of flour sounds like a lot remember this recipe uses CAKE flour -- so you'll need the full 3 cups. If you use all purpose you could get by with less flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2009
If you're looking for the best Spritz cookie recipe go with this one! I was making Christmas Spritz for the 1st time and wanted them to be fabulous. I literally looked at EVERY Spritz recipe on this site - sidebyside- with a notepad. I then made 3 different recipes that each varied by a significant ingredient or two. I brought the cookies around to kids and neighbors & had them 'vote. Without doubt these were the best!! They are light and delicious DEF with the BEST flavor! They're like Danish cookies but BETTER. (I used 1 c sugar and vanilla instead of almond. You can also tweak the butter and temperature to what works best for you.) This is the Spritz to go with!!!! Enjoy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2007
When we make these cookies I split the dough into 3rds and color 2 of them. One green and the other red. Then when I fill the cookie press I put a little green dough in a little of the plain dough in a little of the red dough in. Makes them more festive for Christmas. They mix as you press them out but it doesn't make them look like a red/green mess. Pretty cool the way they turn out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
Be wary when adding flour.....my mix seemed to have a tad too much flour...otherwise very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2007
I liked this recipe although I'll admit I didn't actually follow it... My cookie press doesn't allow me to use refrigerated dough because it's motorized so when i realized it wasn't quite firm enough I simply added 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of sugar and it came out perfect. People have raved how it isn't too sweet and isn't too chalky (like some other recipes I've tried) and the cookies come out a perfect white. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Excellent recipe! For those that haven't figured it out yet, don't let it chill quite as long as reflected in the recipe and the consistency will be fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
I loved this recipe! Although I did not chill it at all I just put it in the press at room temp worked wonderfully for me. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2002
I want to thank you for this recipe! I have been looking for this type of recipe for a while now. A long time ago when I was a child my mom and I would make this type of cookies. And now that I have my own children we now make this together! Again thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This had brough back alot of good memories that my mom and I had shared together!!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
Though this dough tasted good it was IMPOSSIBLE to work with when it was chilled. Most cookie presses call for room temperature batter. I'm a bit disappointed. Read More
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