Original Recipe for Italian Butter Spritz Cookies
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Serves: 2dz Sandwich Cookies
  • Confectioners Sugar 1¼ cup (150g)
  • Solid Vegetable Shortening ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (140g)
  • Unsalted Butter 10 Tablespoons (140g)
  • Egg large 1 (50g)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • Pure Lemon Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • All Purpose Flour 2½ cups (325g)
  1. Combine the softened butter and shortening in a mixing bowl and cream smooth
  2. Add the sifted confectioners sugar and mix well to fluffy on high speed about 1 minute.
  3. Add the egg and the extracts and mix on high speed until fluffy about 1 minute
  4. Add the sifted flour and salt all at once and mix smooth
  5. Transfer dough to a cookie press or a heavy duty pastry bag fitted with a #866 Ateco tip and pipe shapes onto a parchment lined sheet pan
  6. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for approximately 13-15 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Cool completely and fill with jams, chocolates, ganaches, buttercream or your choice of fillings and adorn with nuts, sprinkles of your choice
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at https://www.gretchensbakery.com/italian-butter-spritz-cookies/