Almond Spritz Cookies

These almond-flavored bite-size cookies are a definite kid-favorite recipe. Make a batch for snacking or wrap some up to give away as food gifts.

Almond Spritz Cookies
Servings: 60 Yield: 5 dozen Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 10 mins per batch

Ingredients

  • 1/3 7 ounce tube almond paste
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 2/3 cups flour

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Blend almond paste and sugar until smooth; add butter and shortening and mix again to incorporate.

3. Gradually add egg whites and extract, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the bowl. Add the flour and mix just long enough to incorporate.

4. Transfer the dough to a cookie press or pastry bag fitted with a large star tip; Pipe into desired shapes onto a baking sheet.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 60; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 41, Fat, total (g): 3, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 4, pro. (g): , Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.