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Tasteful Tuesday: Spritz Cookies

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Tasteful Tuesday

Spritzgebäck may be a traditional Christmas treat, but with your cookie press and this recipe they’ll become a staple recipe in your kitchen throughout the year. If you don’t have a cookie press, no problem! You can form the dough into a half-inch ropes and shape them into rings. These Spritz Cookies can be topped with a nice glaze on top (recipe included below) for added sweetness.

What You’ll Need:

Cookies

  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purposed flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint/almond/vanilla/other extract

Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint/almond/vanilla/other extract
  • food coloring, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar on medium-high speed until fully combined, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg yolk, flour, salt, extract and milk and beat to combine.
  4. Fill a cookie press with dough and fit with a wreath disk, or roll dough into half-inch ropes and shape into rings. Press or place cookies onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until just golden, about 12 to 14 minutes. Remove and place sheets on a wire rack and cool cookies completely.
  6. Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth, whisk in extract.
  7. If you are using food coloring, add a drop or two to a small amount of glaze and use a toothpick or knife to create a swirl, or combine completely if desired. Dip tops of cookies in the glaze then return to the wire rack glaze-side up. Enjoy!

*Glaze can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days (whisk before using). Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Want to cook something new for Thanksgiving this year? Or maybe you need a little inspiration for a dish that impresses your guests? We’ve rounded up fifteen recipes to make for Turkey Day – just click on the links for ingredients and directions.

Cranberries

Beverages:

Sides:

Apple Crisp Pecan Pie

Desserts:

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Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Today we’re sharing this basic sugar cookie recipe for you to decorate this Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and for other holidays throughout the year.

Basic Sugar Cookie RecipeWhat you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted
    butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for
    rolling out dough

Directions:

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and sugar until mixed. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  3. Gradually add in flour mixture while mixing on low. Continue until mixture pulls away from the bowl. Divide the dough in half and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.
  5. Remove one half of dough from the refrigerator, and with a powdered sugar-coated rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shape and place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cookies turn brown at the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting or icing. Repeat with other half of dough if desired, or keep for up to one week.

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