How to Make Buttery Colorful Spritz Christmas Cookies

These little buttery cookies add color to my Christmas Cookie plate. Slighty crunchy outside, soft inside they melt in your mouth. Recipe makes 140-180 small bite-size cookies.

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How to Make Buttery Colorful Spritz Christmas Cookies Recipe
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This cookie press has worked great for me, came with several design disks, and cleans up easily. NOTE: I put small piece of duct tape in centers of 2 disks (for wreath & poinsettia).

This cookie press has worked great for me, came with several design disks, and cleans up easily. NOTE: I put small piece of duct tape in centers of 2 disks (for wreath & poinsettia).

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Be sure to use real BUTTER. I use 4 food colors.

Be sure to use real BUTTER. I use 4 food colors.

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Almond and vanilla extract make them taste DELICIOUS!

Almond and vanilla extract make them taste DELICIOUS!

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Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Beat in eggs Stir in salt, almond, and vanilla. Stir in flour.

Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Beat in eggs Stir in salt, almond, and vanilla. Stir in flour.

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Remove dough. Divide into 8 equal parts and color as follows: 1/8 Blue, 2/8 Red, 2/8 Yellow, 3/8 Green.

Remove dough. Divide into 8 equal parts and color as follows: 1/8 Blue, 2/8 Red, 2/8 Yellow, 3/8 Green.

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I'm generous with the color. Can't help it... I'm an artist.

I'm generous with the color. Can't help it... I'm an artist.

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I you can mix further by hand. It should be pliable but not sticky.

I you can mix further by hand. It should be pliable but not sticky.

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I wrap each color to prevent drying out as I make the cookies.

I wrap each color to prevent drying out as I make the cookies.

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We're ready to make Spritz!

We're ready to make Spritz!

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Load Cookie Pro and screw on disk & end.

Load Cookie Pro and screw on disk & end.

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You will get the feel of how much it takes to press out one cookie. I usually count 1-1/2 clicks or so... One tip is to chill cookie sheets so shapes hold. I don't.

You will get the feel of how much it takes to press out one cookie. I usually count 1-1/2 clicks or so... One tip is to chill cookie sheets so shapes hold. I don't.

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A snippet of yellow on each tree for a star...

A snippet of yellow on each tree for a star...

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Red bows on each wreath...

Red bows on each wreath...

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Roll small green centers for each poinsettia.

Roll small green centers for each poinsettia.

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Yellow stars... And I can't leave out something something colored blue...

Yellow stars... And I can't leave out something something colored blue...

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With a small amount left of each color, it's fun to make some in rainbow colors...

With a small amount left of each color, it's fun to make some in rainbow colors...

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Bake 400° 8 minutes till set but not brown.

Bake 400° 8 minutes till set but not brown.

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I confess I nearly ruined the batch having fun making this guide, forgetting the eggs which I had to beat into each color. They turned out as you can see but a little different. Normally makes 180.

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They're as tasty as they are colorful!

They're as tasty as they are colorful!

Ingredients

2 Cups Butter (room temperature) 
2 Cups Sugar 
2 Eggs 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract 
2 Teaspoons Almond extract 
5⅓ Cups Flour 
Food coloring 
Cookie press 
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