INSIDE: Grandma Marge’s Spritz Cookie recipe to make and enjoy this Christmas season. It is fun to embrace Holidays Traditions for delicious and tasty treat and make wonderful winter memories.
When Rachel from Like A Saturday contacted me to share one of our Christmas Traditions, I knew exactly what I wanted to share. I lost my last two grandparents early this year, first my Grandpa Don and three months later his wife, my Grandma Marge. I dearly loved all my grandparents but my Grandma Marge was just a special person to me. Today I am honored to share her Spritz Cookies, a Christmas Tradition with you all.
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Even though we lived across the country from each other, my Grandma and still kept in touch via hand written letters. A few years ago, I asked my Grandma Marge if she could send me a few of my most favorite holiday recipes of hers. I just love having them written out in her boxy lettering.
Each year at her house, she would spend days and days baking Christmas cookies. And my sister and I would follow her to the guest room where she was storing all the cookies. My grandparents left the doors and vents closed in unused rooms so it was nice and chilly in there to store cookies, ha.
It looked like a cookie dream to my little girl eyes. She always had us carry two or three tins of cookies out to sit on the kitchen counter and I always chose to bring out her Spritz cookies!
This year I had my three year old daughter help me to make Grandma Marge’s Spritz cookies. She loves baking with her mama and we even have matching aprons.
The ingredients are simple and it makes me think of my Grandma and Christmas and it makes me so happy (and just a little sad).
We start by mixing everything up with our trusty Kitchen Aide, however Grandma Marge always used a hand mixer.
Using a cookie press for Spritz Cookies:
My mom knew how special these cookies were to us and she bought my sister and I a Wilton cookie press a few years ago. This gives the cookies their Spritz shapes! I love this press, it’s so easy to use and comes apart to clean and wash.
You simply fill the press clear container with your dough and select from over 12 different shapes and patterned discs. Once you select and screw in your disc, you pump the press’s handle and are ready to start pressing out those cookies!
The Spritz Cookie frosting is simply water, powered sugar and food coloring.
I hope my grandma is in heaven smiling as she hears her great grand-daughter saying to me, “Mama, what does Grandma Marge say to do next?”
- 2 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Shortening
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 1 Tablespoon Butter, softened
- 1/2 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Food Coloring
- Cookie Press
- Cookie Sheet
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture is full of fine lumps. It will resemble pie crust or biscuit mix.
- Measure the egg in a measuring cup. A large egg will measure 1/4 cup. If it does not, add water to the 1/4 cup line.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat the mixture very well.
- Put the dough through your cookie press on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375' F for 10-12 minutes.
- Put together the glaze ingredients and frost your cookies.
- M-m-m-m very good! Enjoy, Grandma Marge.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Do you have special Christmas traditions? I would love to hear them.
You can also see all the other amazing ladies participating in this Christmas Traditions blog tour here.
And be sure to check out my the REAL delineate page to see how cookie frosting really goes down in my house, oy.