Recipe courtesy of Gail Loeb

Mamau's Spritz Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 to 9 dozen
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1 cup butter, softened (I use 1 stick oleo and 1 stick butter)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Candied cherries, sliced


Special equipment:
cookie press
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a large bowl, using either an electric mixer or by hand, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and then mix in the flour in 3 additions. Fill cookie press with dough and press out cookies into desired shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place a sliced candied cherry in the center of each cookie. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove immediately to cooling racks.