Spritz Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ fahrenheit.
  2. Sieve together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and beat thoroughly.
  5. Add the cream (or milk), vanilla extract and orange essence.
  6. Add the orange zest and combine well.
  7. Add the flour to the mix, in batches, and mix well, gently. The dough should be pliable but not too loose. Do not chill the dough.
  8. Insert the pattern disk you want to use in the cookie maker and tighten the bottom.
  9. Fill the cookie maker with the dough and attach the top.
  10. Place the bottom of the cookie maker on an UNGREASED cookie sheet, and press down to shape the cookie.
  11. Lift up and repeat the process. The cookies can be placed at a distance of one and a half inches.
  12. Bake till the edges of the cookies turn light brown. This will take 10 to 12 minutes.
  13. Place the cookies on a cooling rack and sprinkle the center of each cookie with coloured sugar crystals.
  14. Store in airtight containers when completely cool.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/spritz-butter-cookies/