Monday, December 23, 2013

Gluten Free Sprtiz Cookies

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                                 Spritz Cookies

     Oh Christmas cookies, let me count the ways I love thee!!!  I especially love Spritz Cookies, my mom would always make these every Christmas, by the pounds; I remember coming home from school and I could smell the hint of almond in the house, I knew heaven was waiting within my grimy little hands!  Spritz cookies just remind of my mom, and childhood, there is nothing better  to stir up a memory then food.  So this year I decided to make some myself and share my little piece of heaven with a few of my friends.
     I did however find, you do need a Spritz cookie press...which I don't own and I had to one borrow from my mom, so I need to get one of my very own.  Her cookie press was made circa 1973 and is electric, but man it works like a champ, SERIOUSLY!!  There is a little bit of a learning curve with the press, so the first few got tossed back into the batter, or in my case, my husband tossed them in his mouth, so no cookies were wasted in the making of these tasty treats.  Just make sure and press down on the pan, make them often, share with your friends because with a double batch I made about 100 cookies!   Happy Holidays and Happy Baking, Natalie


 Ingredients:Adapted from Betty Crocker's Cookie Book
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 cup butter softened
-2 1/4 cup Pamela's Bread Flour
-1/8 tsp salt (or none, I prefer none)
-1/4 tsp Pure Almond extract
-1 large egg
-whatever food coloring you would like for each batch, and colored sugar.

How to-
-Mix together the butter and the sugar until fluffy.
-Next add salt, almond, egg and mix, scape down the sides.
-Now add the flour and food coloring and mix until incorporated well.
-Then load up your cookie press and go to town.

 Bake at 375 degrees for 8 min,  if you want them crispy bake for 10.  Do not spray the pan or the cookies will not stick on the pan when you press them on, there is plenty of butter in the recipe, it won't stick.  Cool for a couple of minutes and eat baby eat!

 I dare you to try and eat just one, my son and nephew probably had 25 a piece! Then they asked if they were Gluten Free! Yesss!

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hey! I love these cookies, but was recently diagnosed with celiac. I didn't see bread flour, but did you mean bread mix or the all-purpose flour (pamela's)? Thanks so much for sharing!