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Feb 11 / dbartolus

Spritz Cookies

Ricky got me a Cookie Press for Christmas.  I have never used one before so I was really excited to try it for the first time.  The recipe I chose came from the Food Network.

Ingredients
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sprinkles, for garnish
Directions
Special Equipment: cookie press (a.k.a spritz gun)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the egg and mix to incorporate; don’t worry if the mixture seems to separate.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the creamed butter. Mix until combined. Using a cookie press, press the cookies onto ungreased baking sheets. Top with sprinkles of your choice. Bake until firm but not yet browning, 6 to 8 minutes. After a few minutes, move cookies to a rack and cool.

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