Quick Mix Spritz

Quick Mix Spritz


"These cookies are mixed differently from other cookies (like pie crust) but they are the best. These are the ones I grew up on. At Christmas my mom would add almond extract and green food color then make tree pattern."


servings 117 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut the shortening in until it resembles course crumbs.
  3. Measure the egg and add enough water to make 1/4 cup, beat together. Add egg and vanilla to crumb mixture; mix well.
  4. Put through the cookie press onto cookie sheets. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 -12 minutes or until very light brown and set.
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  1. 33 Ratings


This came together so easily with the help of my food processor. (Pulse to cut in the shortening/butter add remaining ingredients and process until it comes together.) It was simple and good. ...

Definately easy to mix up. As for taste - it was o.k., but we'd rather stick with butter over shortening. My husband thought it had a "shortening aftertaste"

the cookies taste like shortning

Yum yum yum! I finally found the perfect Spritz recipe! Simple..and delicious! Only change I made was I used Butter flavored shortening. And added about 1/8 more flour because I live in Colo...

Use butter not shortening! Butter makes all of the difference, the cookie will have a nice texture and taste.

very easy THANK YOU!!!!!

I followed the recipe, but added peppermint extract and they were wonderful and very easy. I loved them so much that I made up a couple of baggies filled with all dry ingredients, so next time ...

I make these every Christmas. They can be changed by just changing the extract flavor!

this is by far and away the best spritz recipe i have found. easy to make and cookies turn out terrific every time. for a flavor twist try using butter shortening. excellent recipe!!!