Tradition is all the rage this time of year, so we’ve been loading you up with some of our very favorite holiday foods, for us these are the things that Christmas tastes like, and Spritz Cookies are very much one of those things. I will warn you that the big tin of “Danish butter cookies” you get from a nice Auntie or neighbor every year will probs go in the trash after you start making your own spritz, or maybe you can just re-gift those when you run out of Spritz because you ate them all! I think you’ll find that these are not only buttery delicious, but super fun to make and share!
Note: In order to make Spritz you need a cookie press. We use this Kuhn Rikon one that works great – but there are a number of choices on the interwebs these days so you shouldn’t have any trouble tracking one down.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 400. In a large bowl beat sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt, blend well.
Fill cookie press; press onto ungreased (or silpat covered) cookie sheets. Sprinkle with desired toppings and bake 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.