Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe

The Blog Tech requests spritz cookies each year. I hate making them. I don't know if it is just me but I have the worst luck with my spritz maker. It just never works. I even bought the new spritz gun from William Sonoma and it was a no go. I just couldn't get it to work. Since I had the dough made and did not want to waste it, I rolled it out and cut out trees.


December 17th.



I use the basic Betty Crocker spritz dough recipe:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

Food color, if desired









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  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

I always use almond extract in my spritz.


These actually get better with age.


I finish them by piping confectioner sugar icing over them.

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