Spritz Cookies

Baking By Cohaja12 Updated 24 Dec 2010 , 11:31am by Cohaja12

Cohaja12 Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 10:31pm
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I've always used almond extract for spritz cookies. Has anyone tried using a different flavoring like vanilla or butter? How'd they taste?



12 replies
sewsugarqueen Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 1:42am
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I've always used peppermint or mint extract to my green spritz trees and wreaths and yes used vanilla for some of the other ones. It's sort of choose a flavour to match cookie. ( lemon is great as well!)

tiggy2 Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 2:00am
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I've always used vanilla.

Lizzard1 Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 2:07am
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Vanilla is good and I love to use ground cardamom in my spritz.. they are wonderful!! I hope you try it icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 4:09am
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We use orange juice and rind in our spritz cookies.

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 8:11am
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Growing up, we always used jello powder for flavoring and color. It's pretty good, especially lime or strawberry.

Cohaja12 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 2:06am
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Thanks for the great ideas!! I actually never have thought of changing up the flavor!

You all are awesome icon_biggrin.gif

4laynes Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:19am
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I use vanilla AND almond. Very yummy!

psmith Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:45am
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I use cinnamon, vanilla and orange zest in mine. They get great reviews.

sdsp Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 4:37am
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I just joined this board, but have hunted for years for some new spritz recipes that are yummy! Please share. I have 1 goto recipe that I do as lemon or choc almond, and have also experimented with a coffee maple. I want to try others, I am drooling already! I am very curious about mint or peppermint cookies although orange sounds yummy as do the others.


confectionery Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 5:50am
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Try the ones on the Wilton website. I make the vanilla and chocolate ones every year, and they go faster than the road runner with the coyote hot on his tail.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 7:58pm
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This is the recipe I have always used...

Spritz Cookies - TexasSugar

1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
5 cups flour (may need less)
1 tsp orange juice
2 tsp orange rind

Cream sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg yolks, salt, baking powder, orange juice, orange rind, and flour.

Push through cookie press on to ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375* until golden brown.

We usually add some red and green sprinkles to the tree and other shapes. On the wreath shapes we use cut up candy cherries in the middle. You can also use M&Ms on the wreath shapes.

Cohaja12 Posted 24 Dec 2010 , 11:31am
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1 c softened butter (I've used margarine, salted and unsalted, didn't make a diff)
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c flour
1/4 teas salt
1/4 teas almond extract....or other flavoring!! icon_biggrin.gif
Colored sugar, cinnamon candies.....for decoration

Oven to 400

Beat butter and sugar til light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in flour, salt, and flavoring.

Press away!!! Decorate!! Then put in oven. Bake until set about 8-10 min.

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