Spritz Cookies

This recipe was adapted from my mom's spritz cookie recipe. Spritz cookies are a traditional family favorite at Christmas but, since they turn out so good, we make them year round. Have fun with food coloring and make them fit whatever holiday is coming up. Our cookie press has several shapes that can be used. In fact, I just realized this past Valentine's day that there is actually one that makes hearts!

For a "fancy" cookie, try this: Divide the dough in half. Add a food coloring color of your choice to one half and leave the other half white. Add one color of dough to one side of the cookie press then add the other color to the other side. Press the cookies onto the cookie sheet and you will get a "half and half" cookie. My son loves these!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter or "safe margarine"
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer + 2 tablespoons warm water, whisked together
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2) Beat butter or margarine and sugar together until creamy. Add egg replacer and vanilla; mix until combined well. Mix flour, xanthan gum and salt in separate bowl. Add to batter mixture and mix until combined.
3) Put dough into cookie press and press onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 6-9 minutes until set but not brown. Remove cookies from baking sheets immediately.


Need a Cookie Press?

I would recommend the Kuhn Rikon LaPatisserie Cookie Press and Decorating Set. I got this as a gift from my mom and have gotten a lot of use out of it (especially now that spritz cookies are among my son's favorite allergy-free treats!) It has 20 steel discs including ones that make hearts, clovers (St. Patrick's Day) and Christmas trees. It makes great cookies and is very easy to clean. The best part? It is really inexpensive compared to other models.

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