Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Way to a Man's Heart~ Basic Spritz #Cookies #recipes #goodeats

 The Way to a Man's ♥~
Basic Spritz Cookies
 My grandma makes these cookies around Christmas time, but they're a fine little nibble for the sweet tooth of your Sweetie!

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened (I find that real butter works better than margarine)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract (or almond also works good)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375º

  1. Place butter & shortening in large mixing bowl. Cream together on medium high speed.
  2. Add sugar gradually. Beat until light & fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add egg & vanilla; mix well using medium speed.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder & salt in separate bowl. Add to butter/sugar mixture in 3 additions; mixing well after each addition. Dough will be stiff.
  5. Assemble & fill cookie press with dough. Use desired disc.
  6. Press cookies on ungreased, uncoated cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375º for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Do not overbake.
Yields: 6-7 dozen cookies.
 Sweets for the Sweet!

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