Spritz Cookies



about 5 1/2 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Cream shortening in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition.

Press dough from a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets, using desired shaping disks. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spoon frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip; decorate each cookie as desired.