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IMG_4393Today a dear friend called and somehow we got on the topic of Spritz cookies – so easy to make and they look beautiful.  My daughter had just made some to give to friends that she would see while home from college, but she had saved a little dough for baking later.

Anyway, later became this evening and I decided to spritz up this batch of spritz.  First I mixed in red food coloring, but not “completely” so they are swirled with the red.  I pressed them in the wreath shape, that when done in red looks like poinsettia.  To top them off I drizzled chocolate across the poinsettias.  Far from traditional, but truly delicious.DSC04712  And here is an experimental one that was fully dipped in chocolate! And then dunked sprinkles – with the original red variegated in the background.   (These photos by Sallie, Instagram: @dressuprincess)DSC04742

If you are interested in the recipe it is my Grandmother’s.  It was given to me back when recipes were exchanged on cards and people still used manual typewriters.

IMG_4400In case you want to use the current mode of cut and paste into your own recipe file, here is recipe for Spritz Cookies.
1 cup butter     3/4  cup sugar
1 egg     1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla or your favorite flavor
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix.
Shape with a cooky press on ungreased cold pan.  bake 8 to 10 minutes at 425.  (Dough should be at room temp. or temp. of hand.)

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