Swedish Spritz Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups butter, softened (margarine does not work well in this recipe)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 4
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • colored sugar crystals (for decoration) (optional)
  • food coloring (for decoration) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix well.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  • Add to the creamed mixture, and mix until smooth.
  • Do not chill.
  • If you want to color the dough, separate into portions and mix in a few drops of food coloring before forming cookies. (For example, you can make green christmas trees, red hearts, yellow camels, etc.).
  • Fill cooky press with dough and force dough through the press.
  • You can sprinkle colored sugar on cookies before baking.
  • Bake cookies at 400 degrees (F) for 8-10 minutes.
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