Recipe: Spritz Cookies

This week we had our first “winter weather”… Meaning, for us, a mixture of sleet and snow.

We still have some green grass, lots of falling leaves, and occasional warm weather. But, winter precipitation calls for action. This time, it meant that Luke made one of our favorite Holiday traditions: Spritz Cookies.

This is the recipe that our family has used… forever, I guess. 🙂

Spritz Cookies

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening

Cream this, then gradually add:

  • 3/4 cup sugar

Add and beat well:

  • 1 egg

In a separate bowl, sift together (then add to shortening mixture):

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash+ salt


  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • green food coloring (optional)

Fill cookie press with dough; press onto baking sheets. Add festive sprinkles (optional).

Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.


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