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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spritz, the holiday-after cookie

Spritz cookies

After a long holiday in Europe, I find myself back at home with next to nothing to snack. Time for some remedial action !

This is a very simple recipe that demands very little effort and I get to eat it in less than an  hour. It has a very fine texture with a faint sweetness and slightly crunchy without giving off too much crumbs. Definitely this is a mood lifter  especially when I have to do baskets of laundry after a relaxing holiday.

Makes about 50, depending on cookie size.

2 cups cake flour
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
220g butter, cubed
1 egg, cold
Icing sugar for dusting ( optional )

Put flour, salt and sugar into a food processor and whisk for 20 seconds. Drizzle vanilla extract and evenly distribute butter cubes on the flour mix. Process until well mixed.
Add egg. Process further until flour makes one giant dough in the container.
Separate to 3 portions. Bag it and chill if not using.

Preheat oven to 180 C. Prepare cookie sheets on baking tray.
On a floured surface, roll dough with a roller to about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out cookies with a cutter. Place on sheets.

Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Cookies should not be brown when cooked.
Retrieve and dust with icing sugar ( optional ) immediately.
Transfer cookies to cooling rack . Cool thoroughly and store.


  1. wow these guys look great! maybe i'll try my hand at baking them soon :D I recently found out that I actually quite enjoy baking! Mind you my cooking skills are still developing hehe.. I really like your stuff~! Following :)

  2. Hi Jen, thanks for dropping by. I baked my second batch of spritz upon popular demand at home recently. Baking gives a sense of satisfaction and all the more so when your creation is consumed. I am sure you will have a great time with this hobby.