Nov 23, 2010

Spritz Cookies

I came across this recipe here while browsing for Christmas goodies to try this year. The recipe makes around 50 cookies. But I altered the recipe to make around 30 Cookies. Coming Sunday is the first Advent. So wanted to try something new, which Siddi can also enjoy. He doesn't like sweets at all. It's been hard to get him to eat fruits. So baked a batch of cookies with less sugar. The recipe surprisingly doesn't use baking powder or baking soda. This gave me an opportunity to use the new hand mixer & cookie press that I'd bought long back.

Ingredients: -
150 g Maida
115 g Butter
50 g Sugar
1 Large egg (Separate Egg white & Egg york for better results.)
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
Use all the ingredients at room temperature to make the cookie dough.

Method: -
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 Deg C for about 20 minutes. Two cookie baking trays would be needed.
2. In a glass bowl beat the butter & sugar until fluffy using the mixer.
3. Add the egg white first & beat. This should make the mixture more fluffy. Now add Egg york & beat for a minute.
4. Add vanilla extract & beat well.
5. On low speed, add Maida & salt. Don't add Maida all at one, add it in gradually.
6. Fill the cookie dough & use the Star stencil.
7. Start pressing the dough through the press on to the tray with 1" space between each other.
8. Bake them for 10 minutes & check. If the tips of the cookies are light brown, its time to get them out.
9. Cool them on a wire rack.
For variation, one can add Orange essence or try the recipe without any essence.


Priya said...

Scrumptious cookies..soooo cute..

LG said...

cute looking cookies, nice to see u back on blogs :)

Now Serving said...

excellent cookies - YUM!!! nice blog dear :)