Christmas Is Coming – REALLY

Here’s the recipe for the Spritz cookies we make every year at Christmas. It’s Greg’s favorite Christmas cookie, and he’s the one who’s been baking them for the last eight years, while I’ve been busy writing.

Basic Spritz Cookie

1 cup Butter, softened
4 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Vegetable shortening
4 cup Flour
1 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 Large eggs
1/2 tsp Salt

Mix butter and shortening thoroughly. Add sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt into butter mixture. Mixing well. Dough should be stiff after all ingredients have been added. using cookie press, form cookies onto baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes or until just light golden brown around edges of cookies. Be sure NOT TO OVERBAKE!! Makes 6-7 Dozen Cookies

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/24 of a recipe (1.8 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 238.48
Calories From Fat (47%) 111.16

% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.54g 19%
Saturated Fat 6.74g 34%
Cholesterol 38.23mg 13%
Sodium 66.17mg 3%
Potassium 31.63mg <1%
Total Carbohydrates 28.55g 10%
Fiber 0.56g 2%
Sugar 12.64g
Protein 2.76g 6%

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A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Is Coming – REALLY

  1. Hi Monica!

    My family wouldn’t think it was Christmas without Spritz Cookies!

    I have three different cookie presses and the oldest is over 60 years old! Did you know that Spritz cookies were originally a Christmas Cookie from the Scandinavian countries?

    My family may not have any ancestors who were Scandinavian but they love this special Christmas treat!

    • A 60-year-old cookie press!!! WOW! Those metal ones really stand the test of time. We’ve got a battery-charged one (actually two) that we use to make the process go faster since we bake so many.

      Yep knew the cookies were Scandinavian in origin, but that’s about all I know about them