Spritz Cookies/Vanilla Cookies/Pressed Vanilla Cookies

                                                Wish You All a Happy New Year 2013

Spritz cookies are cute little cookies made by using a cookie press with different shapes and often called as pressed cookies.I got this recipe from the cookie press recipe booklet.
The original recipe is with egg but as I always prefer to make eggless version so used corn starch and baking soda to substitute the egg.The cookies came out delicious and crunchy.
These cookies can be eaten as such or decorate with sprinkles,jelly, royal icing,colored sugar to make it pretty for the holiday season.
I made these cookies for my son's holiday party in his school and packed the Christmas theme shapes such as Christmas tree,candy cane,only 15 cookies were left to take the pictures.
If you want to make the cookies using egg use an egg for the given measurement,here is the recipe.........

Ingredients

IngredientQuantity
Butter/Vennai(at room temperature)1/2cup(1 stick)
Granulated sugar1/2cup
All purpose flour/maida11/4cups
Corn starch 1tbs
Baking soda 1/8tsp
Baking powder1/8tsp
Salt1/4tsp
Vanilla extract1tsp
Cardamom/ellakai powder1/2tsp
Milk1/4cup
Colored sugaras needed(optional)



Method
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F,mix the flour,corn starch,baking powder and soda and keep it aside.
  • Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl,beat it with a hand blender until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the milk,vanilla extract,cardamom powder and salt,mix it well.
  • Now slowly add the flour mixture and mix it with a wooden spatula until mixed.
  • Pack the dough into the cookie press with the desired disc design.
  • Press the dough in the cookie press on an ungreased baking tray or sheet an inch apart.Sprinkle some colored sugar if needed on the cookie.
  • Bake it for 10-12 minutes or until golden,transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Store it in an air tight container.

Enjoy...................................................

  • Do not grease the baking tray otherwise the cookies won't stick to the baking tray.
  • If the cookies are hard to press add little more milk and adjust the consistency.
  • The cookies may be soft right from the oven,upon cooling it becomes crispy and crunchy.
  • Press the cookie press once only for a cookie.
  • For the mentioned quantity I got 25 cookies,to make it colorful you can add few drops of food color to the dough.

17 comments:

picture perfect!!! so tempting and so mouthwatering cookies!!!
Sowmya
Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
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super yummy and crispy cookies
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vanilla cookies look delicious.
Deepa

Looks so beautifully done... Nice cookies

Lovely vannila cookies.Superb clicks.

Very nicely made cookies. A very happy new year to you and your family

Drooling here...looks so yummy dear...happy new year...

cookies luks awesum!!
Wishing you & family a very Happy New Year !!

I got this cookie press in Bed,Bath&Beyond last year, but after opening the pack, I was not so confident about using it so often, and returned it! ;)
Nice cookies Nalini! Wish You A Happy New Year!

Very catchy and super attractive cookies. Seriously wish i have this cookie press to make some spritz cookies rite now.
Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

Happy New Year wishes to u all!
Spritz cookies looks wonderful...lovely recipe too, thanks for sharing!

What a great Christmas recipe!

yummy yumm...cookies are shaped so perfect

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