Spritz Cookies

Makes 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • maraschino cherries, cut in half

Special Equipment

  • cookie press


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar
  3. Add egg & beat well
  4. Add flour, baking powder, salt & almond extract and mix well
  5. Fill a cookie press with dough and press out shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  6. Add half a maraschino cherry to each cookie and bake at 375° for about 8-10 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don't burn, until edges are golden brown