Orange Ginger Spritz Cookies
These buttery spritz cookies originated in Scandinavia. The addition of ginger and orange make them especially festive.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, orange peel, ginger, vanilla and salt until thoroughly combined. Stir in flour until a dough is formed.
- Place dough in a cooke press and press cookies right onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Decorate as desired.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.