Tips To Serve Spritz Cookie Recipe Pampered Chef Quick

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These delightful cookies are perfect for any occasion, from bake sales to after-school snacks. They’re incredibly easy to make, requiring minimal prep and baking time. This recipe utilizes the Pampered Chef Spritz Cookie Maker, but any cookie press will work in its place.

Ingredients:

Spritz Cookies
Spritz Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Optional

    Powdered sugar for dusting (around ½ cup)

  • Food coloring gels (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes with an electric mixer.

    3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix! Overmixing will result in tough cookies.

    5. If you’d like colored cookies, divide the dough into portions and tint them with your desired food coloring gels.

    6. Fill your cookie press with the dough, choosing your favorite design disc. Press the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about an inch of space between each cookie.

    7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

    8. Once cool, dust with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per Serving):

    Calories: 140

  • Fat: 7g (saturated 4.5g)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (sugar 10g)
  • Protein: 1g

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional value based on a single cookie. Actual values may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

    Conclusion

    These Pampered Chef Spritz Cookies are a delightful treat that’s sure to please everyone. They’re easy to make, perfect for beginner bakers, and endlessly customizable with different colors and flavors. So next time you’re in need of a quick and delicious snack, whip up a batch of these spritz cookies!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use a different type of flour?

    Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour with another type of flour, such as whole wheat flour or almond flour. However, using a gluten-free flour may require adjustments to the recipe, as gluten-free flours tend to be more absorbent.

    2. How can I store leftover cookies?

    Store leftover spritz cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

    3. Can I freeze the dough?

    Yes, you can freeze the dough for later use. Simply form the dough into your desired shapes and freeze on a baking sheet for a few hours. Once frozen, transfer the dough to a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen, adding a minute or two to the baking time.

    4. What other flavors can I add to this recipe?

    There are endless possibilities for flavor variations! Try adding a teaspoon of almond extract for a nutty flavor, a pinch of cinnamon for a warm twist, or even a tablespoon of cocoa powder for chocolate spritz cookies.

    5. My cookies spread too much. What went wrong?

    There are a few reasons why your cookies might be spreading too much. One possibility is that your butter was too soft. Make sure your butter is softened at room temperature, but not melted. Another possibility is that you overmixed the dough. Mix the dough just until the ingredients are combined, then stop.