Snowflake Spritz Cookies

  • 1 ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 3 ½ c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg, milk, vanilla, almond extract and mix well. Stir together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mixing to a smooth dough. Do NOT chill. Shape the dough into small logs and place in a cookie press. Press the cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove the cookies from the sheet and cool on a rack.

You can decorate the cookies with colored sugars prior to baking in the oven. You can also color the dough . For example, color it green to make pressed Christmas tree-shaped cookies.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Yields: 7 to 8 dozen cookies
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