Spritz Cookies

5 from 1 vote

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A box of assorted spritz cookies for the holiday season. Also known as butter cookies, this box contains four irresistible flavours - Cinnamon, Lemon, Espresso & Almond (hard to choose, right!), all made from one cookie dough.
These fancy looking cookies are traditional Scandinavian Christmas cookies and got their name from the German word spritzen which means to ‘squirt’.
The cookie dough is released or ‘squired’ through a cookie press. These cookies are breeze to make and require few basic pantry ingredients and you can serve these cookies, dusted with sugar, frosted or dipped in melted chocolate.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Recipe Taste Crunchy, Sweet
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 100 gm Icing Sugar Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 Egg large / 60 gm
  • All Purpose Flour Maida
  • teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Additives if desired (check notes at the end of the post)
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Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to heat at 180 degrees C.
  • Grease a baking tray (two if you have a larger oven) with butter and keep it in freezer for at least fifteen minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cookie dough. In a bowl, whisk butter for a minute. Add sugar and whisk again will the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla extract and whisk again till it gets incorporated. Add the egg and whisk again till the egg gets incorporated.
  • Add flour and mix till there are no dry bits (do not over mix the mix though)
  • Fill and pack the dough into the cookie press and force the dough through the press (via assorted disk attachment of your choice) over the chilled baking tray.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes (I prefer 15 minutes coz I like them crunchy)
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing them over to a wire rack.
  • Cool completely before adding any kind of glaze or dusting of sugar over them.
  • Yield – 4 to 5 dozen (depending on size)

Notes

  • I divided the batter in four equal parts and also the flour in equal parts. Then I added different additives and gel colours – for instance the green ones have finely chopped lemon zest, the red ones have cinnamon (that I added to the flour), the longish ones have espresso coffee and the flower shaped cookies have almond flavour.
  • So for this recipe, to four different batters, I used half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, one teaspoon of coffee, half a teaspoon of almond extract, zest of a lemon along with half a teaspoon lemon essence.
  • Feel free to swap the vanilla extract with almond extract. Another option is to reduce the vanilla to one teaspoon and use spices of the our choice, such as cinnamon or cardamom powder.
  • If you do not want spicy cookies, feel free to swap them with some lemon zest or orange zest.
  • Choose which ever flavour profile you wish to have. You can even add some cocoa powder for chocolate cookies. The possibilities are endless and depend totally on how you wish to enjoy these cookies.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 175 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 54 mg | Sodium: 127 mg | Potassium: 11 mg | Fiber: 0.01 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 493 IU | Calcium: 7 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg
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Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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