About a week ago, I got the munchies while watching my Saturday night programs, and I only had just enough stuff to make one of my favorite late night treat -- Lemon Spritz Cookies
|Delicious Lemon Spritz Cookies|
1 c butter, softened (I used shortening)
2/3 c sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp lemon extract
I like a little more flavor in my cookies so I added:
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
these are optional so you don't have to add them unless you want to.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter; mix in sugar and egg. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Roll dough into a log and refrigerate for thirty minutes. (I didn't do this because I was too hungry to wait)
|the cookie press|
|I like the stars, but many cookie presses|
have over a dozen shapes from
hearts to Christmas trees
If you want to make them during the holidays, you can add a few drops of food coloring to make the cookies more festive.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
|yummy finished product|
Spritz cookies can be made with or without the lemon extract. You can use almond extract, cinnamon, even pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg. The spritz cookies taste great with hot chocolate, tea, or coffee.