Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Grandma's Spritz Cookies

Growing up, we've always called these spritz cookies.

They're not, however, the traditional recipe for spritz.

Instead, our "spritz" cookies are really my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe, sent through my mom's ancient "Super Shooter".

I like that better.

A little taste of Grandma's cooking in every cookie crumb.

Grandma's Spritz Cookies - Grandma, of course!
{Print Recipe}

1 C sugar
1 C + 2 T butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract*
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 C all purpose flour

Cream together the room-temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Then, add in the egg, vanilla and almond extracts.  Continue mixing until blended.

Meanwhile, sift together the salt, baking soda and flour.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed mix; and stir well.

Chill the dough for 15-30 minutes.

Then, assemble the Super Shooter.

And, make your cookies!

Sprinkle them as desired.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are set and just getting a touch brown on the outside.

Find a cute younger sister who will move the cookies to a cooling wrack or waxed paper-lined paper towels to cool completely.

If you don't have a super shooter cookie machine, just roll these cookies into balls, and flatten out with a fork.  Bake as you would if they were from the super shooter!


*Imitation almond extract comes from the pit of a peach; so in most cases, even though I am allergic to nuts, imitation almond extract allows me to eat this recipe too :)


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  1. When I was a kid my mom and my sister and I would make these cookies. My mom even had the super shooter cookie machine!! Wow, haven't those of that in a long time...thanks for the memory!!

  2. I love spritz cookies. When I was a child my mom would make these every Christmas. I'm pretty sure that I ate more batter than baked cookies ;-)

  3. These are so cute, and look yummy!

  4. I make pressed dough (spritz) cookies every year!! I have an ancient cookie press from my hubbys grandma :) I love it!! I use my grandmas recipe and his grandmas press, its like having them here with us for the holidays :) Happy baking!

  5. How cute are those, gotta love that it reminds you of grandma, yum!

    All next week I am hosting a Holiday treats week, hope you will stop by and link up some of your favorite treats.

  6. That is crazy about the peach pit. I'd never heard that before! I have yet to use my cookie shooter thing. I think I'll try this recipe!

  7. Those look so fun to make! I definitely need to invest in a cookie is cookie season, after all!

  8. YUM! These are my favorite! Now I need to go and find me a "spritzer" maker!!


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