Spritzgeback (Spritz Cookies)

         Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Cookies, German, Desserts

1 c Butter; (No Margarine) 2/3 c Confectioners' Sugar 1 Egg; Large 1 Egg Yolk; Large 1 ts Almond Or Lemon Extract 2 1/4 c Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted 1/4 ts Salt 1/2 ts Baking Powder Beat butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg, egg yolk and extract. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add flour mixture to eggs. Chill dough 1/2 hour. Press 1/4 of the dough into a cookie press. Keep remaining dough chilled. Shape cookies onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in 400 degrees F. oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until done. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 to 6 dozen cookies.