Spritz Cookies After Christmas


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Spritzgeback is a German cookie that is traditionally made around Christmas time. The good news is that if you decided you  wanted to make them in January or July they will still be delicious and you won’t be violating any international treaties. They are simple and you could make them for any occasion and just decorate them accordingly. Serena used her handy dandy Cookie Pro-Ultra which is a cookie press that comes with 12 different disks. There was a basic spritz cookie recipe that came with the cookie press and Serena added the cherries because growing up she used to buy cookies from an Italian bakery topped with a cherry. Right before Christmas, our kitchen turns into a flurry of flour and cake pans as Serena bakes up tasty treats for our family and friends.  Devin has ensured that the cookie press will get more use throughout the year as he took a liking to these little cookies.

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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups butter

1 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 jar of whole maraschino cherries

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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Take cherries out of the liquid in the jar and place in a bowl lined with a paper towel to drain

3. Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; beat well.

4.  Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing to make a smooth dough. Do not chill.

5. Place the dough into cookie press with circular hole disk and press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Place one cherry into the center of each cookie

6. Bake 10-12 minutes of until lightly browned around the edges.

7. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on rack.

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Categories: Recipes, Sweets

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