Cookies for the Bishop

Annie asked me for the recipe for the Spritzer cookies. I just made a mound of them for the Bishop's visit tomorrow. The recipe follows the photos.

Spritz Cookies (Oldie)

1 lb. butter
2 cups sugar (it said a pound...and that's a pound)
4 cups flour
1 tbs. almond or vanilla flavoring (I like almond better)
1 egg
food coloring as desired

Mix ingredients. Put through the cookie press. Bake at 375˚F for 7 - 10 minutes (7 is closer as the cookies flatten out and are thin).

Spritz cookies are originally from Sweden, and the O and S designs are traditionally Swedish.


Annie said…
I'm so excited Sue. Kris and I just returned from the store with food coloring and stick butter. Once it comes to room temp, we'll make OURS tonight. I called a friend also, who is a kitchen queen and she gave me tips on making the pressed cookies. I'm really excited. I'll be using my mom's old cookie press for the first time. Pictures tomorrow.
michelle said…
Those look just wonderful!
Barbara said…
They look yummy but I do not have a cookie press.
Jim said…
Mrs. Jim said we have a cookie press and have had it for a long, long time.
I may sneak a peak when she is out. It may be an almost antique like yours.
She and Karen used to make cookies with it. I am sure she has the box.
How many dozen did your recipe make?

This is the way I make sugar cookies except they get a tsp of baking soda. Are you sure you didn't leave that out?
I cut your recipe in half and get five dozen.
Instead of using a cookie press make little balls and squash them with a fork or something else for a design or pattern.
Felisol said…
The cookies look just right and beautiful.
My mother will always use a cookie press for her Christmas cookies.
When I was a child she would bake 12 different cookies, pluss a huge chocolate cake and flat bannock.
They would last till lent. Then the birds were treated with the rests.

Hope your bishop appreciates homemade cookies. They are rare nowadays.
From Felisol

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