I adapted this Spritz from allrecipes but altered the method and the recipe slightly to suit my liking and convenient.I found this recipe is really good!! Soft and easy melt in the mouth..Instead of using cookies press, I used cake pipping tip and bag for this butter rich soft cookies.I like pipping bag because it's easy to handle and manure while making the pattern.If you like cookie press,go ahead..There is no restriction what type of equipment should use for spritz cookies.As long as the cookies comes out nice and edible,that's matters!!.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter(2 sticks), softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Yield 3 dozen
1:Preheat the oven to 380 F.Prepare 2 ungreased baking sheets. Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
2:In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients.
3:Use large pipping bag and tip # 1 M or Open Star decorating tip from Wilton.Or you can use any large tip for this cookies.Fill dough in the pipping bag , squeeze tight before shoot cookies dough about 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.(try to use the method like decorated icing)
4:If you like, decorate with your favorite sugar or sprinkles at this time.Make sure you press the sprinkle lightly on the dough.
5:Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven.Remove cookies from oven and lets it sit in the baking sheet for 30 seconds before move to wire rack.Cool completely before storing in air tight container.