Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recipe for Spritzcookies

I haven't posted a recipe here for a very long time. My blog friend Julie from East Paraguay won my last giveaway and I sent her some of these cookies along with her handmade bag. She asked me for the recipe, so I decided to post the recipe here, instead of giving it just to Julie! (Hope you are reading this, Julie!)


2 cups butter
2 cups sugar

Then add:
5 - 6 eggs

Beat thoroughly.

In another bowl mix together:
5 cups flour
2 cups cornstarch (Maizena)
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat the dry ingredients into the first mixture, when it gets to hard for the beaters, use a wooden spoon to mix. Cover the dough with a lid or plastic bag and place in the fridge for an hour or overnight.

Use a meat grinder with a cookie press part in front (see picture), or a cookie press and press the dough into cookie shapes. Place the cookies onto an ungreased cookie pan. Bake at med. heat for about 12 minutes.

You can also roll balls (slightly smaller than ping-pong balls) and place them in a hot waffle iron and bake the cookies in small batches.

You can dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate and sprinkle peanut pieces onto them, or pour melted chocolate on the cookies made in the waffle iron.

This is a cookie press attachment that you screw onto a meat grinder.

You don't need these parts to make the cookies.

This is how to place the cookies onto the baking pans.

Voilá, the baked cookies. Just right for dunking into your coffee!

I hope you enjoy your cookies!

My nephew (3 years old) took this picture. He made the stuffed animals pose on my lap


  1. That looks like a lot of work! :) And delicious!

  2. Hi! I´m going to try this recipe...sounds good. Yesterday, my mother-in-law and I made a double batch of these cookies and alfajores. Now is nice weather to bake cookies. Tomorrow, I think, I might make another bake-day. Yayyy...take care. joni

  3. You bet I'm reading! Thanks again for the wonderful cookies and for the recipe. We actually just bought a meat grinder today, so I am going out to get that special attachment!

  4. I wish I could borrow you for a week to fill up my freezer!

  5. And by the way, Joseph is 3!

  6. Yum! I just made Spritz cookies for the first time at Christmas. I love your antique "spritzer"...I went with one that's been in my cupboard for 3 years & never been used, another overpriced purchase from Williams-Sonoma. I've got to try your recipe, they look great!

    Stopping by late from Ann's VGNO! Come over & check out my latest creation, a mini album from local Portland area company Punky Sprouts. I'm very excited to share them with all the papercrafters out there & I'm sure even those who aren't will enjoy checking it out.

  7. Where do you get the cookie attachment, I am trying to find it.

    1. I bought it in our local supermarket. I think they are made here in Paraguay. Let me know if you can't find it, maybe I could send you one.


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