Basic Spritz Cookies

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  1. Below is the "Basic Spritz Cookies" recipe from the book
    that was included with my cookie press.....

    Basic Spritz Cookies

    1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine, softened
    2/4 Cup Vegetable Shortening
    3/4 Sugar 1 Large Egg 2 Teaspoons Vanilla 2 Cups (all-
    purpose) Flour
    4/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    5/4 Teaspoon Salt

    Place butter and shortening in large mixing bowl.=A0 Cream
    together on medium speed. Add sugar gradually. Beat until
    light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla. Mix
    well using medium speed. Combine flour, baking powder and
    salt in separate bowl. Add to butter/sugar mixture in
    (6) three additions; mixing well after each addition.
    Dough will be stiff. Assemble and fill cookie press
    with dough, using desired disc. Press cookies on
    ungreased, uncoated baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees
    for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the
    edges. Do not overbake.

    *Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

    *Recipe can be varied in flavor and color by using different
    spices and/or extracts, or by adding food coloring to the
    dough in step 3.

    * Can decorate the cookies before baking by brushing them
    with slightly beaten egg white and adding one of the
    following: white or colored sugar,placing a nut or
    chocolate chip in the center of cookie, decorate with
    small pieces of candied fruit, chopped nuts, coconut or
    any kind of sprinkles.

    * Can decorate the cookies after baking by any of the
    following: Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar, placing a
    small amount of jam or colored frosting on top, brushing
    tops with sugar glaze then sprinkling with coconut, candy
    sprinkles, coconut, etc., dip half cookie in melted semi-
    sweet chocolate, then sprinkle with ground nuts, brush
    with thin glaze (combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 4 to 5
    teaspoons hot milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well)

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