Let’s hope practice makes perfect, or at least, passable.
In the middle of sweaty July, I bought a heavily discounted Wilton Spritz Cookie Press at Kroger with dreams of churning out batches of beautiful spritz cookies during the holidays.
I did not anticipate using the machine would be So. Damn, Hard. Yes, I followed the directions, which promised that “one click” was all that would be required to produce a single cookie. Hence, in theory I would just click click click my way to a dozen cute spritz cookies.
In practice, three solid pumps of the press were required just to dispense enough dough for a decent-sized cookie, which then sagged rather than retaining the sharp edges of its shape. I think a YouTube tutorial is in my future.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups butter
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Select press design for cookies and assemble press according to directions. Or not, hah!
In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand-held mixer.
Gradually beat in egg, vanilla, and milk.
Slowly beat in dry ingredient mixture to wet ingredient mixture.
Load dough into press….and….um…..try to use it correctly.
Bake whatever emerges in oven for 12-15 minutes.
Eat while perusing interwebs for technical support.