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KHCC Holiday Traditions: Dolores Nagel’s Spritz Cookies

My Mom baked several different kinds of cookies for Christmas each year.  She generally started in September and froze them in 5-gallon plastic containers.  Fortunately for my siblings and I, the freezer was in the basement where our bedrooms were located.  This allowed us free access to sneak frozen cookies.  Our favorites were her Spritz Cookies.  After my folks passed away, I became the keeper of Mom’s Mirro Spritz Maker Cookie Press and the delicious recipe written in her own hand.  After a couple of challenging (and I must say, amusing) tries, I finally mastered the art of this elegant little tool.  Today, I carry on the baking tradition my Mom began and each year, I send Spritz Cookies to my older brother and three sisters.  Their children are now the ones fortunate enough to ‘sneak’ these delightful treasures and pop them in their mouths.  Each year, as I bake these cookies, I feel a special connection to my mother.  It is my pleasure to share her delicious recipe with you.

Jackie Nagel
Owner, Synnovatia®
Kenyon HomeCare Consulting team member

Dolores Nagel’s Spritz Cookies

Preheat oven to 350º.  Makes 6 dozen
1-cup butter
2/3 cups sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups flour

Mix butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour and mix well. Shape cookies with a Spritz Cookie Press.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheets 7 to 10 minutes until set not brown.

You can find still find a vintage Mirro Spritz Maker Cookie Press (like the one my mother and I use) on eBay or other antique outlets.

Category: Holidays

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