Cook1 hr 55 mins
Warning: these cookies are not meant for people on a diet. I mean how many people really eat only one spritz?! There are Spritz recipes galore at RZ, but this is the one I like and have used for many years. It comes from a TOH cookbook called Grandma's Great Desserts. The butter needs to be at room temperature so the dough is pliable. Concerning the yield, it depends upon the tip you are using in your cookie press. My cookie press is a manual gadget. My MIL showed me how to use the star tip that makes the long "worm" shape, slice it, and shape that into rings so that is what the yield here is based on. And the yield also depends upon how long that slice is. Try not to use a hot cookie sheet or the dough sort of melts before you even get it into the oven. The temperature of the raw dough also affects your timing. Every oven is different so watch the cookies very carefully so they are the degree of "doneness" that your family prefers. Freezes well.
- Demo about using cookie press http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=243023.
- Set out the butter so it is at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, add the vanilla.
- In a different bowl combine flour and baking powder; add this dry mixture to creamed mixture and mix well.
- If you want to add a drop of food coloring, do so.
- Put a portion of dough into the cookie press.
- Shape dough with cookie press. ( When I use the swirlie plate, I like to get some dough onto the cookie sheet with press' feet? down --whatever you call them- LOL-- right on the cookie sheet and then turn the screw gizmo about 3 rotations. The first few usually do not look the best but by about the third one I have it figured out.).
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 14-15 minutes. If you use a dark cookie sheet it will take less time.