I grew up with spritz cookies being made every Christmas. My mother got a cookie press when she was a newlywed and spritz cookies were one of the recipes that came with it. She had never heard of them before, so she decided to try it. She fell in love with these buttery morsels and a family tradition was born.
2 sticks butter**
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and flavorings. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Use a cookie press to put dough on a baking sheet. Garnish with colored sugar or sprinkles. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
** To make vegan, substitute butter for Earth Balance and Ener G for the egg.