Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cookie # 8 Spritz

These are the ones you need a cookie press for. We always tint our dough green and make either trees or wreaths with it. One year, we tried making reindeer but they ended up looking like dogs and most of the heads broke off in the process. This is a kind of plain cookie. They do taste good and not too sweet which is nice, but personally I would skip them on cookie trays if my mom didn't love them so much. I just like the fancy ones on my trays better. However, I never refuse to sample one!

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups flour

Cream together margarine, shortening and sugar at medium speed. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well. Work in flour until well blended. Tint if desired. Force through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorations if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes, until set but not brown. Cool slightly before removing from sheets.

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