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Spritz Cookie

Spritz Cookie
By Dale Murphy on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:52pm
1 cup butter, softened
1/2cup sugar
2 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
Food color, if desired
Currants, raisins, candies, colored sugar, finely chopped nuts, candied fruit or fruit peel, if desired

Heat oven to 400?F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.
Makes 72 cookies

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