Friday, December 1, 2017

Vintage Recipe: Swedish Spritz Cookies

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen.


The Christmas Season is well known for it’s seemingly endless supply of cookies. Spritz Cookies are on favorite among many. They have a rich buttery shortbread-like texture and a pleasant almond flavor. They are also known as Swedish Butter Cookies when made with vanilla extract.

“Spritz” is German for “spritzen” which means “to squirt”. It seems an appropriate name because you will need a cookie press to make these cookies. If you do not have a cookie press, you can use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

The following three recipes for Spritz Cookies were all handwritten on index cards. They were found together in an old large recipe file box. All the recipes have almond extract in them but you can substitute vanilla extract instead for a rich butter cookie.

The ages of the recipe cards are unknown. The original recipes have been scanned and are transcribed below. They can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. 

We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Swedish Spritz (Cookies)

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ingredients:


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (1 1/4 Cups)
  • 1 Egg (2)
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract (2 tsp)
  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour (4 1/4 Cups)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder (3/4 tsp)
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour

instructions:


  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat after each one.
  3. Add extract and flour.
  4. Put through a Cookie Press.
  5. Bake at 350˚ for 20 minutes.
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Spritz

Find more vintage recipes at www.littlehouseincolorado.com

ingredients:


  • 1 Cup Shortening (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (1 1/4 Cups)
  • 1 Egg (2)
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract (2 tsp)
  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour (4 1/4 Cups)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder (3/4 tsp)

instructions:


  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat after each one.

NOTES:

This particular recipe card had adjustments made to it. The ingredients have the original measurement with the adjusted measurement beside it in parentheses.
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Spritz (Cookies)

Find more vintage recipes at www.littlehouseincolorado.com

ingredients:


  • 2 Cups Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TBS Almond Extract
  • 5 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder

instructions:

Combine all ingredients. Put through a cookie press. Bake at 375˚ for 8-10 minutes.
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