12.27.2011

Spritz Cookies

Yes, I know its 2 days past Christmas but its still December. What better way to celebrate the Holidays then some yummy, buttery, flaky, crisp Spritz Cookies!
Spritz Cookies, also known as Spritzgeb├Ąck, is a German Christmas biscuit made of eggs, butter, sugar, and flour. Spritzen in German means to squirt in English. These cookies are made by "squirting" the dough with a press fitted with patterned holes or with a cake decorator nozzle.
Spritzgeb├Ąck is a common pastry in Germany and is served during the Christmas holiday. In Germany, many parents spends the day with their kids to bake these cookies. So I decided to practice this tradition and baked these cookies with my sweet adorable baby cousins!
I actually ran out of almond extract, so I just skipped that one step. The cookies turned out just as good! These cookies can brown extremely fast if you do not keep an eye on it. It also depends on the oven that is used and the temperature that it is set as.
I cut back the sugar in the recipe since I use color sugar as decoration. There are many types of cookie presses. I like to use Wilton's product's Cookie Press. Two recipes are included on the side of the box, which I referred to to bake these buttery crisp cookies.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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