Spritz cookies never held much interest for me. They are cute little cookies, with sprinkles of colored sugar. OK, I will confess I have never made them. I always thought they were too fussy and would take way too much time. But I was wrong.
When I attended the Dallas Market a few weeks ago, one of the sales reps was touting spritz cookie presses. He was very persuasive, and primarily out of curiosity, I ordered a few just to see if they were half as good as he implied.
This past week, my assistant decided she would test the cookie press and whipped up a batch of spritz cookies. She cranked out dozens of cookies in no time. Not only was it fast, those cookies were beautiful with so many designs Christmas trees, wreaths, stars, flowers, pumpkins, snowmen and hearts.
But the real test came when I popped a beautifully shaped spritz into my mouth wow! Its crisp, tender texture melted in my mouth with a burst of butter-vanilla favor. It was pure delight. I discovered spritz cookies are deliciously addictive. Before long, I had polished off more than I care to tell you. My thinking did a complete turnaround spritz cookies soared right up to the top of my list of favorite cookies.
They may look like a fussy little cookie, but you can crank out a whole tray of cookies with one basic dough in a few minutes. And you can create many different shapes so your tray of cookies will look like you worked for hours. The dough is versatile; it can be adapted easily to lemon, spice, chocolate and a myriad of other flavors.
If you make holiday cookies, you are going to want this recipe. As you read the recipe, you may wonder how something with a few basic ingredients can be so good. All I can say is just try it youll be delightfully surprised.