Pomegranate Spritz Cookies

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 25 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 72 cookies
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  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 300 degrees F. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, pomegranate molasses, food coloring and orange zest. Reduce the mixer speed to medium low; beat in the flour mixture until incorporated. (The dough can be made a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before filling your cookie press.)
  2. Fill a cookie press with the dough according to the manufacturer's instructions. Press cookies 1 inch apart onto 2 baking sheets. Decorate with nonpareils.
  3. Bake, switching the pans halfway through, until the cookies are set but not browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, loosen with a thin spatula and let cool completely on the baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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