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Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:9 min
Yield:8 dozen

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • Colored decorator sugar (optional)

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 400ºF. Combine powdered sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, egg, salt, water, vanilla and almond extracts. Using a spoon, stir in flour until well mixed.

  2. 2.
    FIT cookie press with desired template. Fill cookie press; press dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired.

  3. 3.
    BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until set, but not brown. Cool one minute. Remove to cooling rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 30), Total Fat 3.5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 4g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies 5 5 1 1
Great tasting spritz cookie! I've never made spritz cookies before, but I've tasted the ones that come in those little tins every Christmas so I had an idea of what to expect. I knew going into this that they are a dry cookie which made me nervous as I was mixing up the dough. The recipe calls for 5 tsp of water and as I was mixing, I started second guessing my interpretation of "tsps". The dough mixes dry but when you place it in the spritz gun, it's much more malleable (and my house is very dry right now). It went on the cookie sheets very nicely (once I figured out that there is a right and wrong way to put the disks in the spritz gun) and baked very well. They taste fantastic and as far as spritz cookies are concerned, they are "moist". The recipe didn't crumble once cooled and the sugar sprinkles stayed on quite well. This recipe will go in my recipe box for next Christmas! December 11, 2011
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