Spritzgeback

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Spritzgebäck is a type of German cookie.

Ingredients[edit]

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 egg yolk, large
  • 1 teaspoon almond or lemon extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour, unbleached, unsifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Procedure[edit]

  1. Beat butter and sugar until light.
  2. Beat in egg, egg yolk and extract.
  3. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add flour mixture to eggs.
  4. Chill dough 1/2 hour.
  5. Press 1/4 of the dough into a cookie press.
  6. Keep remaining dough chilled.
  7. Shape cookies onto a greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in 400 degrees F. oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until done.
  9. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight tins.

Makes 4 to 6 dozen cookies.Spritzgeback Recipes