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Holiday Spritz Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"These classic holiday cookies made with a cookie press are everybody's favorite, both to decorate and to eat."
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1 h 30 m servings 110
Original recipe yields 42 servings (7 dozen)


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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Stir flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl until well blended. Beat shortening, butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, almond extract and food color. Beat in flour mixture gradually until blended.
  2. Fit cookie press with Christmas tree or wreath plate according to manufacturer's instructions. Fill cookie press according to instructions. Press dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until set, but not brown. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Place frosting in large heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds to soften. Knead. Cut very small bottom corner off bag. Drizzle over cookies in a decorative pattern. Place candy bits from frosting in medium bowl. Hold cookie over bowl and sprinkle with candy bits. Let stand 15 minutes or until frosting is set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 110 calories; 5.9 13.5 0.8 10 49 Full nutrition

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I used this with my Pampered Chef press and it worked beautifully. I didn't need to refrigerate. I mixed them up in the mixer and put them directly into the press. We're on our 3rd double bat...

Always good !

Perfect the first time!

I guess I just don't like spritz. I didn't like them when I was mom made them every year and loved to help decorate them but the flavor was off for me. Now 40 years later the flavor ...