Sugar And Spice Spritz Cookies

Sugar and Spice Spritz Cookies

Spritz is a generic term for cookies formed into fanciful shapes when the dough is forced through a cookie press. It is derived from the German verb "spritzen," meaning "to squirt or to spray."

YIELDS

about 3 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup firmly packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk (as needed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or cloves, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets; set aside.

Beat brown sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add milk, egg and vanilla; beat until creamy.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Force dough through cookie press onto prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes, depending on shape. Cool cookies completely before decorating.