With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Easy and Colorful Autumn Leaf Spritz Cookies

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Easy and Colorful Autumn Leaf Spritz Cookies

These colorful cookies will be cute on the dessert table this Autumn Season.
They are easy to make, buttery, tender and not overly sweet.
Just combine the ingredients, fill cookie sheet with dough from a cookie press, sprinkle with colored sugar and bake.  We ate some and the rest are packed in air-tight containers in the freezer.



This recipe came with the Pampered Chef cookie press.

Classic Spritz Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (do not substitute vegetable oil spread)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (14 ounces)
Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In Classic Batter Bowl, beat butter on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time; mix well. Dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.
2. Fill Cookie Press, fitted with disk of your choice, with dough using Medium Scoop. Press dough onto flat Baking Stone 1 inch apart. Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on flat Baking Stone; remove to cooling Rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies (I got less). Nutrients per serving: (2 cookies): Calories 120


22 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love spritz cookies!!! These look beautiful!

Lady Farmer said...

I never thought to make spritz cookies for Thanksgiving! What a great idea! I need to start thinking outside the box!
;~P

Julie Harward said...

I love these..so darling and I wish I had about 4 of them to go with this cup of hot chocolate! ;D

Ann said...

I haven't made those in years. I used to make them at Christmas but the recipe always made a ton and I seemed to be the only one who would eat them around here. Maybe I'll make some this year

Beth said...

What pretty cookies. They look like shortbread, and they're making my mouth water!

Karen said...

Your idea is great. I have a leaf cookie cutter, but did not think of the multi-color sugar decoration. Love these.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your cookies are so cute! I love your spritz leaf cookie shape! I don't have that plate, I see there's a pumpkin plate now too:@)

Kathleen said...

Pretty! I don't have that plate for my spritz, wish I did! I wonder if you can buy them? I have the Wilton press.
They will be a beautiful addition to the dessert table!

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty cookies! Perfect for the holiday!

NanaDiana said...

I love spritz cookies and haven't made them in about 5 years now. I bought a battery operated spritz cookie maker and it works beautifully. I think it's time to dig it out. I won't be doing them for Thanksgiving but Christmas for sure~ Thanks for the recipe~ Hugs-Diana

Sue said...

These look so simple and delicious, and they are so pretty too. I like that you can freeze them too.
I read some of your last posts on Thanksgiving and was so blessed by them. We are truly a blessed nation.

The needle point is beautiful, and the scripture you shared is one of my favorite. May you have a most blessed Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
Sue

Maggie Ann said...

I bought the Pampered Chef cookie press....haven't tried it yet though. Your cookies are so pretty. Love the fall theme...

Susan said...

Great looking cookies, LDH. Thanks for always coming to my blog and commenting. Next time, can you bring along some cookies? hee hee Susan

Maggie Ann said...

I'm making some more of your German Stars....but part 2 of your tutorial is missing. Could you please put it up again? I'd appreciate it!

Maggie Ann said...

Thanks SO much for putting part 2 of your tutorial up & so quickly! I need that =) I want to make some stars for our Christmas workshop at school. Thanks again!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love spritz cookies! I think my cookie 'shooter' is a gazillion years old ;) I love the leaf shape!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love these little buttery good cookies. ANd the leaf shape is just adorable. I really shoud make some of these for Thanksgiving. YUMMY!
Yvonne

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love butter Spritz cookies. My spritz doesn't have this leaf plate. What is your brand? Joni

Julie said...

Spritz cookies are one of my favorite holiday memories. I use the cookie press that was my mother's from many years ago. I don't think I have a leaf. These look so pretty.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a cool little leaf plate to make autumn cookies. I wish mine had one of these. Very pretty. Spritz are one of my favorite cookies.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Wow! If I could figure out some way to get that leaf cookie off my computer screen I would eat it with the cup of coffee I'm drinking. It sure looks good! :-)

~Ron

Kim McCallie said...

I love these! I bought a new cookie press last fall with the intent to use it for Christmas cookies. I never did and I was thinking that I would have to wait until this Christmas to use. But, after seeing these, I'm inspired to use it for fall treats. I'd like to invite you to share these on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-23.html

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