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Spritz Cookies or Swedish Butter cookies are crispy, buttery cookies from the Scandinavia Cuisine and a must during Christmas. They are served on a pink plate with Snowman and Christmas decorations seen in background.

Spritz Cookies (Swedish Butter cookies)

Spritz Cookies or Swedish Butter cookies are crispy, buttery cookies from the Scandinavia Cuisine and a must during Christmas.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: All Purpose Flour, Cookies, Edible Gifts, Kids Favourite
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30 Cookies
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup 110 gms Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup 50 gms Powdered Demerara Sugar (Traditionally granulated white sugar is used)
  • 1 medium-size egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup 130 gms All-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • Candied Cherries (nuts, sprinkles, or any edible item you can think of for decoration)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Place a baking tray in the refrigerator to chill while you make the batter. (It’s only needed if you think you are working in a hot environment.)
  • In a bowl of your electric mixer or with your hand mixer add in the butter and sugar.
    Sugar and Butter added in bowl
  • Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy (2-3 minutes)
    Beating of eggs , sugar and butter
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
    Adding of egg
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    Cookie dough before flour being mixed
  • Add in the flour and beat the mixture until well incorporated. (The pic is of remaining dough as forgot to take it earlier)
    The Cookie dough
  • If your dough is soft, keep it in the fridge for at least half an hour. You should be able to press the cookies without exerting too much pressure.
  • If you are using a cookie press add the dough to it.
  • If using a pastry bag, fit it with the required nozzle and add the dough.
  • Shape the cookies as you like.
  • Top it with candied cherries, almonds, cranberries, etc. (As you p or anything you can think of. One can skip the decoration if required.
    Cookies piped on a baking tray
  • Do keep at least 1-inch space in between as they will enlarge after baking.
  • Bake cookies for 11-14 minutes or until the edges are a bit brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking tray before transferring them to an airtight container.
  • These cookies remain good for 15 days, but best consumed as soon as possible for maximum crunch.

Notes

  • Bake these cookies until they are brown on the edges. Do not overbake.
  • Temperature and the consistency of the dough are crucial.
  • Do not work in a hot environment for these cookies.
  • Read the above tips and tricks before proceeding with the recipe.
 
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