I mean it is basically butter, flour, sugar and a bunch of almond (we always double or triple the almond).
There is also the fact that my Mom and I have made these together many, many times while I was growing up.
So, to me that smell of almond smells of love.
First, get your hands on a cookie press...this is a vintage one with a twist press and disk for different shapes. I bet there are more updated cookie presses, but I am partial to the beautiful vintage kind.
Here is Mom stirring up trouble....
Then clean up and smell the almond extract.....ahhh
Mix it all up.
Choose the shape you want your spritz. We started with flowers and then went to wreaths later.
Get the cookie dough in your cookie press.
Sprinkle on colored sugars or cinnamon imperials...
And of course, don't let any dough go to waste!
I still love licking the beaters.
These did not last long...
Here is the recipe (from cooks.com) :
|THE BEST ALMOND SPRITZ COOKIES|
1 c. soft butter
2/3 c. sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
2 1/2 c. flour
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and flavorings thoroughly. Work in flour. Press through cookie press into desired shapes onto ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate. Bake 7 to 10 minutes. About 6 dozen.