Friday, December 18, 2009

Serena's Cookie Exchange

I wanted to participate in Serena's Cookie Exchange over at The Farm Chick's Blog, so this is the recipe I am using!

My boys favorite Christmas cookie is Spritz, and the recipe I use previously never made enough and wasn't sweet enough. So I went online and this is the recipe I found: You will need a Spritz maker ( sometimes called a cookie press) for this recipe, or you can just roll it into little balls and flatten with a glass.


SPRITZ

You use:

6 egg yolks
1 lb butter ( 4 sticks)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1- 1 1/2 t. vanilla ( or a mixture of vanilla and almond)
1/4 t. salt

Cream this altogether and add 5 cups of flour. I put the dough in the fridge between batches so when I put it in the cookie press it comes out really well. They said to bake at 350 degrees for abt. 10 minutes. I prefer 400 degrees for 8 minutes, either way they work!

You get a lot of cookies, I think I had about 8 dozen....thought I would never get done!

I use a little corn syrup and a brush to add the decorations after they are cooked. That way I don't get a lot of burnt sugar on my cookie trays.



This is just a portion of the cookies you get with this recipe.







This is what they look like all done....can you tell my family likes sugars and nonpareils? LOL








Please go to The Farm Chicks and see all of the other wonderful recipes! Serena's blog is just wonderful.....

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Sandy, don't put them away yet! I'm on my way over ... chuckle! Lovely & delicious ...

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Sandy said...

Marydon,

Come on over!!!!! I have plenty! :)

Celestial Charms said...

These looks so delicious. I purchased a vintage Finnish cookie press on Ebay last year, so I better get it out and make these. Thanks for the recipe. Love how colorful you decorated them.
Maureen

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Some people are just toooooo creative and well ahead of me. lol
These look yummy
Came by to wish you a Merry Christmas
Maggie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

"Martha" just made spritz cookies on her show today. I am going to make some today. Yours are beautiful...

Stay Cozy, Carrie

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