Almond Spritz Cookies

Published November 1, 2004.

Why this recipe works:

Managing a finicky ingredient list is the biggest challenge in preparing a spritz cookie recipe. Carefully balancing the butter, sugar, flour, egg (yolk only), heavy cream (just a drop), vanilla, and salt is the only path to success—a few simple ingredients gathered in the proper proportions.… read more

Managing a finicky ingredient list is the biggest challenge in preparing a spritz cookie recipe. Carefully balancing the butter, sugar, flour, egg (yolk only), heavy cream (just a drop), vanilla, and salt is the only path to success—a few simple ingredients gathered in the proper proportions. Creaming the butter and sugar in traditional fashion worked well and produced a dough light enough to easily press or pipe the cookies.

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Makes about 6 dozen 1 1/2-inch cookies

We had the best results baking these cookies one sheet at a time. When reusing a cookie sheet, make sure that it has completely cooled before forming more cookies on it. Unbaked dough can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days; to use, let it stand at room temperature until softened, about 45 minutes. Baked cookies will keep for more than a week if stored in an airtight container or zipper-lock bag. For longer storage, freeze unbaked cookies right on the baking sheet and transfer to zipper-lock bags for storage. When ready to bake, place them back on the baking sheet and follow the recipe, adding 2 to 4 minutes extra baking time.

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