This is one of two recipes that my family ALWAYS makes at Christmas. Chocolate spritz cookies with holiday sprinkles will add variety to any cookie tray with a minimum of effort.

Beth

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
45
Yield:
45 cookies
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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in vanilla and milk. Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Fill cookie press, and press onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.2g 4% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 4.1mg 1% DV; sodium 27.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
I heeded other reviewers' warning about the dough being too dry and substituted the water for 4 teaspoons of buttermilk. My batter turned out perfect for use with a cookie press. The batch yielded 80 beautiful delicious cookies. Thank you!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2003
These cookies definately are yummy but NOT a press cookie. I agree with the others that the dough is very dry. I with great difficulty rolled them out and cut with a cookie cutter. Baked for 10 minutes came out crunchie and chewy. VERY chocolatey! Read More
(21)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
I heeded other reviewers' warning about the dough being too dry and substituted the water for 4 teaspoons of buttermilk. My batter turned out perfect for use with a cookie press. The batch yielded 80 beautiful delicious cookies. Thank you!! Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
I tried this recipe in hopes of finding something new to use with my spritz cookie press. I'm not sure if the orignial poster used their spritz press but it did not work with mine. The dough was to stiff and dry. I even tried adding more milk and vanilla and it still didn't work in the spritz press. On a positive note I rolled the dough into small balls and used a cookie stamp. The cookies turned out pretty good that way. The taste reminded me of brownies...definately something the kids love as does my husband. I will make this cookie again but would have to experiment with maybe less flour if using a spritz press. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2007
I give it four stars for potential. After reading all of the reviews I added a full teaspoon of vanilla and an extra egg to compensate for the dryness that everyone spoke of. But found that it wasn't thick enough at all so added more flour! I finally decided that it wasn't the thickness that's the problem but the stickiness. So I added a couple more tablespoons of margarine and it worked perfectly. I think that the recipe as it stands would work best if just more margarine/shortening was added. They pressed our perfectly for me after that and are delicious like spritz brownies! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2003
These cookies definately are yummy but NOT a press cookie. I agree with the others that the dough is very dry. I with great difficulty rolled them out and cut with a cookie cutter. Baked for 10 minutes came out crunchie and chewy. VERY chocolatey! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
changed 2 tsp of milk to 2 tbl of milk and added an extra egg. The cookies went through my cookier press just fine. (mechanical not electric). They do taste like brownies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2008
I just got my first cookie press and wanted to try it out. I was a little wary of this recipe but tried it and am glad I did! I added one egg and also extra milk just enough to make the batter smooth. I also glazed them with some cookie icing (just powedered sugar and milk.) They were delicious and my husband loves them. Not bad for a first try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
I tried this with a cookies press and it didn't work. I think the dough was too thick. I took it out of the press and balled the dough and they tasted great!!! They needed to cook longer than 10 minutes. These are very good but shouldn't be used in the spritz press. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Adding an extra egg and increasing the milk to 2 tablespoons and the vanilla to a full teaspoon made these cookies a cookie press dream! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2003
I agree with the other bakers--recipe is too dry for cookie press. I added 2 more small eggs to the recipe chilled dough for 1 hr. and used my cookie press and cookie stamps. Baking time varied with my gas oven. Good tasting cookie. From my experience new recipes should be tried/tested before the holidays. Read More
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