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Almond Spritz Cookies in a cookie tray.
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Almond Spritz Cookies

Almond Spritz Cookies recipe made with a cookie press is a classic treat for Christmas. This soft and buttery dessert is super easy to make to celebrate the Holiday Season!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 78kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat together softened butter and sugar very well, so it’s pale and fluffy, and increased in volume. That can take up to 5 minutes.
  • Then add an egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat again until smooth consistency.
  • Add dry ingredients (flour and salt) and mix again on low speed so not to overmix the dough. You want to keep the dough light and airy!
  • If you are using a cookie press, just follow the manufacture instructions to fill the dough. Then press the dough on a baking sheet (do not use parchment paper!)
  • Put the baking sheet with the pressed cookies to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. It will help them to keep the shape while baking.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 7-9 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are light golden color. Let them sit on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Notes

  1. You can store the cookies in an air-tight container for about 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator.
  2. If you want to freeze them, you can do that in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks. It’s not recommended to freeze the cookies if you are using icing on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg