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Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

Spice up your Spritz!  With lots of cinnamon flavor, these buttery Cinnamon Spritz Cookies are a fun twist on a classic.

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OXO has supplied me with the tools to make these cookies, the recipe and opinions are my own.  #OXOgoodcookies

I typically only make Spritz Cookies during the holiday season since that’s when my Mom would make them when I was a kid.

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I’ve shared recipes for her Holiday Spritz and a Gluten-Free Spritz on TJCB in the past, so when OXO came out with a fun new set of Autumn themed disks for their cookie press I was inspired to make a cinnamon spritz cookie perfect for Fall!

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These new Autumn disks for the cookie press are so incredibly adorable!  My personal favorites are the turkey and spider!

I mean, the pumpkin, the leaf, and the wreath are cute too… but that turkey! Totes Adorbs!

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I never really paid much attention to the type of cookie sheet I used when I baked cookies, however after using OXO cookie sheets over the last few years I won’t go back to using anything else! 

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The Non-Stick Pro Cookie Sheet features a unique micro-textured pattern that ensures even baking and adds structural rigidity. An oversized edge makes it easy to grip and carry to and from oven.

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The OXO Cookie Press makes consistently shaped cookies with a simple pump of the large, comfy lever!  It’s one of my favorite tools to make cookies because it’s so quick and easy to use!

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Now let’s talk about the cookies.

These Cinnamon Spritz Cookies are SO GOOD.   I already love the traditional Spriz cookie, but there’s just something about the addition of the cinnamon that just knocks this recipe out of the park!

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They are buttery, soft and so good.  I mean it.  Seriously.  I know I say I love all the things I make on my blog… but these Cinnamon Spritz Cookies are something special.

Dunk them in your coffee, tea or milk for an afternoon snack or just grab a couple to have as dessert with lunch.  Either way, cinnamon spritz cookies are the perfect treat!

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On a total side note… I have a new partner on my blog, Fanette of Frenchly Photography!  She has the ability to capture the most amazing photos of the desserts I’m creating.

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I have these ideas in my mind of what I want and she makes it happen!  Fanette took so many beautiful pictures of these cookies, I really want to share them all!

Ok… just one more picture!!!

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Hope you try this recipe for Cinnamon Spritz Cookies!!  Let me know if you and what you think!

Happy Baking!

Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

OXO Supplies

  • OXO Non-stick Pro Cookie Sheet
  • OXO Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case
  • OXO Cookie Press Autumn Disk Set
  • OXO Silicone Cookie Spatula

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line the OSO Cookie Sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure all the egg has been incorporated.
  4. Pour in the cinnamon extract and mix to combine.
  5. In another bowl, sift together the flour and ground cinnamon.
  6. In three parts, add the flour and mix until just combined. Scrape the bowl.
  7. Divide evenly into 4 parts.
  8. Add gel food coloring and mix until combined.
  9. Fit the OXO Cookie Press with an Autumn themed disk. Force the dough through the cookie press onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 5-7 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE!!
  11. Use the OXO Cookie Spatula to remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before enjoying!

 

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Gluten Free Spritz Cookies

Celebrate the holiday season with all your friends and family with these delicious gluten-free Spritz cookies!

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No one in my family needs to eat gluten-free, so I don’t typically buy the ingredients necessary to bake that way.  Recently, my good friend Rachel of the blog Glitter & Bow decided to change her diet and eat according to her blood-type.  One of the changes she implemented was cutting out gluten.

This made things (selfishly) hard for me this Christmas because I love giving the gift of baked yummies as gifts.  I gifted her a loaf of gingerbread, but sadly she couldn’t enjoy any of it.

Her husband however did, so it didn’t go to waste.  I knew I needed to bake my friend something she could eat and enjoy! Spritz cookies have very few ingredients, so I thought they’d be perfect to try out as gluten-free.

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My friend Deb had given me a bag of Cup 4 Cup gluten-free flour a while back and I had yet to bake with it, so I thought this was the perfect time to do so.

These cookies cake out almost perfect!  I had to adjust the baking time down after the first batch in the oven because they bake very quickly.

I also think next time, I’ll double the amount of almond extract I use.  I love a spritz cookie that packs a huge flavor punch.  But don’t let that deter you from making these spritz, they were so delish!  I could barely tell the difference in texture and flavor!

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A little more about Cup4Cup from their website

“Our founder, Chef Lena Kwak, developed Cup4Cup while serving as Research and Development Chef in the kitchen of the famed French Laundry in Yountville, CA. She and her mentor, Chef and Owner Thomas Keller, knew they had stumbled upon something special when a guest tasted Lena’s gluten-free brioche and cried with joy because she hadn’t tasted bread in seven years. They knew this was a product that had to be shared.

Today, Cup4Cup isn’t just great-tasting gluten-free flour, it’s a great-tasting flour for everyone. Their name comes from Cup4Cup’s ingenious ability to replace all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour (with our new Wholesome Cup4Cup) in traditional recipes, cup for cup, which makes it simple to translate your favorite recipes for everything from cookies to biscuits, cakes to quick breads, and never know the difference.”

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You can also connect with Cup4Cup on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

I also wanted to try the recipe with almond flour, since I had baked with it before and thought the almond flavor would be awesome.  The almond flour I used was a German brand, which is a lot less expensive than what you can buy in the states.

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The almond flour spritz spread a lot when baking, had a cakey texture, fell apart and just were not pretty.  I won’t be sharing that recipe today.  🙂

So, since the almond flour did not work at all in this cookie recipe, I think I’ll just stick to using Cup4Cup in the future!  It’s an amazing alternative to all-purpose flour for our gluten-free friends and family!

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12 Days of Cookies- Day 3: Holiday Spritz

Traditionally made at Christmas, the spritz  is a crisp, fragile and buttery cookie that’s incredibly delicious.  These holiday spritz cookies are made in peppermint and chocolate and are dressed up for the holidays!

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It’s Day 3 of 12 Days of Cookies!  If you’ve been following along, then you’ve already seen my Frosted Sugar Cookies & Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms.  Today, I’m bringing you a classic, Holiday Spritz cookies!

I’ve been making spritz cookies for at least 30 years.  Every year, my Mom would get out the old, metal cookie press and we’d make several dozen of these buttery cookies.  Of course, the recipe came from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book , but sometimes we’d mix things up and add different flavoring.

This year, I made a peppermint and a chocolate Holiday Spritz cookie.  For the peppermint spritz, I dyed half the dough red to create a fun swirl in the cookies.  For the chocolate, I added dark chocolate cocoa powder to the dough to create the subtle hint of chocolate.

Both are so buttery and delicious… and I think my favorite Christmas cookie, ever. You can’t go wrong with simple.

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I wondered though, what is the history of the spritz cookie?  I mean… it’s history must go back further than my 1960’s cookbook.

According to the Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies,  “spritz” is a German word that means “to squirt or spurt”.   Which is exactly how you make these cookies.   A cookie press or a pastry bag with a tip are needed to squirt the dough onto a baking sheet in various shapes.

In Germany, the spritz cookie is known as a Spritzgebäck and is made with  flour, sugar, eggs and butter and is crisp, delicate, slightly dry and buttery.  Spritzgebäck cookies originated during the Medieval European period and were derived from the gingerbread cookie Lebkuchen in the 1500s.  Since then, the spritzgebäck became a household tradition during the holidays.  (Source: ifood.tv)

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Pretty interesting!  I’ve been making a cookie for 3 decades that originated in the country I currently live in!  How sweet!

Enjoy!

Holiday Spritz

Holiday Spritz

Yield: 4-5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • red gel food coloring
  • red sugar crystals
  • red cinnamon candy balls
  • holiday colors sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure all the egg has been incorporated.
  4. In three parts, add the flour and mix until just combined. Scrape the bowl.
  5. Separate the dough into two parts and remove half to another bowl.

Peppermint Cookies

  1. With the remaining half, add the peppermint extract and mix until combined.
  2. Remove half of the peppermint dough and set aside. With the remaining peppermint dough, add red gel food coloring and mix until incorporated.
  3. Fit a cookie press with a flower patterned disc. Push the white peppermint dough into one side of the barrel of the cookie press, pushing against the wall of the press. Add the red peppermint dough to the other side.
  4. Force the dough through the cookie press onto a prepared baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle red sugar crystals onto each cookie.
  6. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. DO NOT over-bake or allow to brown.
  7. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. While still on the cookie sheet, press a red cinnamon candy ball into the center of each cookie.

Chocolate Cookies

  1. With the remaining cookie dough, mix in the melted chocolate.
  2. Fit a cookie press with a tree patterned disc. Fill the barrel with the chocolate dough.
  3. Force the dough through the cookie press onto a prepared baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle holiday sprinkles onto each cookie.
  5. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. DO NOT over-bake or allow to brown.
  6. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Want more cookies?

Check out the main page for the 12 Days of Cookies and you’ll find the links to all the recipes! Next cookie will be posted Friday!

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