Christmas Recipes

The Ultimate Spritz

These delicate, crisp cookies have a rich, buttery flavor. You often see these cookies at family celebrations during the winter holidays, but they're perfect for any occasion.

Ultimate Spritz

Yield: 6 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract
  • Food color, if desired
  • Currants, raisins, candies, colored sugar, finely chopped nuts, candied fruit or fruit peel, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
  4. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
  5. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown.
  6. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  7. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.


Per serving: Calories 45 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 2g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 25mg; Total Carbohydrate 4g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1 Fat

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker Kitchens

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