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Catholic Recipe: Spritz Cookies


  • 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, unbeaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • red and green sugar
  • Cookie Press
  • Details

  • Yield: 7 dozen
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Germany

For some families, spritz cookies are a must for the Christmas season. These German cookies require a cookie press.


Sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon. Cream together butter and cream cheese; gradually beat in the 1 cup sugar, beating until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients, a little at a time, stirring after each addition until smooth. Put desired forming plate in cookie press; fill press with dough. Mold dough on greased, cold cookie sheets. (If they are warm, dough will pull away from pans when press is lifted. If dough is too soft to hold its shape, chill until firm.) After molding dough, sprinkle with red and green sugar. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from sheets; cool on rack. Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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