Spritz Cookies (aka Holiday Butter Cookies)

Spritz Cookies
Spritz Cookies

Jane Gibson's delicious, also know as Holiday Butter Cookies.

Spritz Cookies (aka Holiday Butter Cookies)

Ingredients

1 cup + 2 tablespoon almond paste
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
pinch salt
3/4 cup egg whites (3 large eggs)
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoon butter (very soft softer than room temperature)
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups + 2 tablespoon flour

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease cookie sheets with butter or line with parchment paper.
  3. Using a stand mixer( fitted with a paddle or hand mixer), blend almond paste, powdered sugar and salt.
  4. Add just 2 tablespoon of the egg white.
  5. Scrape bowl so there are no lumps.
  6. Add butter must be very soft) and blend until smooth.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. Add remaining egg white very slowly until mixture is smooth.
  9. Fold in flour by hand.
  10. Use cookie press to create S or O shapes.
  11. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes or until light brown and firm to touch.
  12. Cool on wire racks.
  13. Add icing and sprinkles.
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