posted by Tonkmom 04-04-103 8:52 PM
Best Ever Spritz
Makes 5 dozen.
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all ingredients except flour in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed. If desired, prepare dough as directed by variations below. (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate, 30-45 minutes.)
Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Chocolate Chip Spritz: Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated semisweet chocolate.
Eggnog-Glazed Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar; 1/4 cup butter, softened; 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Lebkuchen Spice Spritz: Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Mint Kisses: Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place 1 chocolate candy kiss on each cookie.
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