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Published: Monday, December 19, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Cookies put piping skills to test

  • Snickerdoodle spritz cookies are a fast holiday treat.

    Associated Press

    Snickerdoodle spritz cookies are a fast holiday treat.

Snickerdoodle spritz
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat it with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, nutmeg, vanilla and powdered sugar until creamy and light. Add the egg yolks, and beat again until combined.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour, then the cream, beating until just combined. The mixture should be very soft.
Transfer the dough to a cookie press or a pastry bag with a large star tip. Squeeze cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between them. If using a pastry bag to form the cookies, aim for 2-inch-round cookies.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges begin to color. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container.
Makes 24 cookies.

Associated Press
Story tags » CookingChristmasHanukkah

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