These are wonderful cookies from the press. They are rich in flavor. My mom has made these cookies for years for all of the holidays. She even used food coloring for the different designs, like green trees, etc.The kids love to decorate them as much as they love to eat them.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients. Fill a cookie press with dough and shoot cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. If you like, decorate with sugar or sprinkles at this time.

  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 24.9mg 8% DV; sodium 69.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
Great Great recipe with some tweaking.... Here's what I did for perfect results. I added two more tablespoons to the butter it called for, and put half of the salt, half of the almond extract and a tad bit more of the vanilla... Perfecto... They are soft, creamy, melt in your mouth...... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2003
I agree with KARLA13 the preparation is easy but the cookie after-taste isn't that appealing. Although they looked nice I couldn't give them out because of the after-taste. I make spriz cookies a lot and this taste was like no other... Read More
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  • 1 star values: 30
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
Great Great recipe with some tweaking.... Here's what I did for perfect results. I added two more tablespoons to the butter it called for, and put half of the salt, half of the almond extract and a tad bit more of the vanilla... Perfecto... They are soft, creamy, melt in your mouth...... Read More
(597)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
YUMMY! AND FINALLY I've found a Spritz cookie recipe I will keep FOREVER!!:) I did modify the recipe though by using only 1/4t almond flavoring and 1/4 t vanilla flavoring. There was no bitter after-taste only the melt-in-your-mouth taste of buttery spritz. The confectioner's sugar also makes this cookie very smooth. GREAT recipe! It's a definate keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2003
I agree with KARLA13 the preparation is easy but the cookie after-taste isn't that appealing. Although they looked nice I couldn't give them out because of the after-taste. I make spriz cookies a lot and this taste was like no other... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
I made this recipe with three other Spritz recipes from this site. The texture was perfect for press cookies but I found the almond flavoring overwhelming both in the dough and in teh finished product. I took them to work and to a church social and asked folks to rate them. These were the least favorite of the four Spritz recipes. I'm thinking maybe I should try them without the almond. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
I have to share this with you. I have my grandmother's press which is at least 50 years old. I have NEVER been able to get a dough to go thru it without a hassle - until now! This is the most wonderful dough to work with. I did use all vanilla and no almond but stuck with the other measurements (I always use unsalted butter so I didn't play with the salt at all). It was a breeze - no chilling the dough. Couple of hints though - be sure to let the cookie sheets cool completely so that your dough grabs it (I even put my outside on the deck to chill them). Also I found that I got WAY more than 3 dozen out of a batch - I used the wreath and camel and tree patterns and a double recipe gave me more than 12 dozen cookies (I gave up counting at that point:). Finally I always find spritz taste better the next day (like pizelles they need that overnight rest to really let the vanilla shine thru). Good luck and definitely try this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
These turned out very tasty. However the dough was too firm to go through my cookie press. After adding a little more butter the consistency was right and the cookies turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2005
it was easy and I concur with the other reviews "what aftertaste??" I did customize this recipe to make 6 1/2 dozen and needed to add 1/4 more butter to work the cookie press. Overall a great recipe for the cookie press. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
This is an excellent spritz cookie recipe. Followed the recipe exactly as written and had excellent results. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
I tried this recipe because of the reviews. I have never had any luck making press cookies but using this recipe was a breeze! Really has a good taste and very easy to use in the press. I give it five stars! Read More
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