Grandma Mae's Almond Spritz Cookies
Grandma Mae's Almond Spritz Cookies are buttery, tasty and delicious. They are perfect for any holiday gathering because they feed a crowd and only take about 40 minutes to make. Make these spritz cookies into any design you want and watch as these chocolate dipped morsels are devoured by any chocolate-lover in sight.
- 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup almond flour, almond meal
- 1 (9-ounce) bag semisweet or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from recipes.familyeducation.com
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on high speed until smooth. Gradually beat in the sugar, and beat 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts. On low speed, beat in about two-thirds of the flour and the salt. Stir in the almond flour and the remaining flour. Knead in the bowl until smooth.
Fill cookie press with dough. Press out 3-inch lengths of the dough, spacing them 1in apart onto the baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, but reserve the parchment-lined baking sheets.
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed in a pan of barely simmering water, taking care not to splash any water into the chocolate. Dip one end of the cookies into the melted chocolate, and return to the baking sheets to cool and set the chocolate. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
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