Spritzgeback (Spritz Cookies)

Course : German
Serves: 10
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Ingredients:

1 cup butter
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon almond or lemon extract
2 1/4 cups flour unbleached -- unsifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 

Preparation / Directions:

Beat butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg, egg yolk and extract. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add flour mixture to eggs. Chill dough 1/2 hour. Press 1/4 of the dough into a cookie press. Keep remaining dough chilled. Shape cookies onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in 400F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until done. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 to 6 dozen cookies.


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