Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Cookies: Vanilla Glazed Spritz Cookies

An alternative to the sugar cookie, the vanilla glazed spritz would be great with a cup of joe or yummy hot chocolate. Plus, they just look so darn cute. Gah, I'm such a cookie monster! Here's the recipe from Martha Stewart's website:





Recipe for the vanilla dough

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Directions

1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and beat until combined.


For Vanilla Glaze

Ingredients:
3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Directions

1.Combine ingredients. Use for dipping. Add different food colourings, as desired.


VANILLA GLAZED SPRITZ COOKIES

Ingredients:
1 batch plain or tinted Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough (pressed into any shape)
1 batch Vanilla Glaze


Directions


1. Knead dough briefly to soften. Fill a cookie press with dough, and fit with disk to make shapes. Squeeze cookies directly onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until firm, 12 to 14 minutes.
2. Let cool completely before dipping in the vanilla glaze. Let vanilla-glazed cookies set on a wire rack.








*add different candies and sprinkles for a little fun. enjoy!*



2 comments:

keep in touch with fashion said...

I want to try to make this cookies!!
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