Basic Spritz Cookies

Category: Cookies & Candies


1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine, softened
1/4 Cup Vegetable Shortening
3/4 Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups (all-purpose) Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt


Place butter and shortening in large mixing bowl. Cream together on medium speed. Add sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy(about 5 minutes). Add egg and vanilla. Mix well using medium speed. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl. Add to butter/sugar mixture in (3) three additions; mixing well after each addition. Dough will be stiff. Assemble and fill cookie press with dough, using desired disc. Press cookies on ungreased, uncoated baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Do not over bake.

Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

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