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Mamie Eisenhower's Favorite Spritzboaken

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“These yummy spritz cookies are said to be our former first-lady's favorite spritz recipe. They are just a little different from the usual, although I personally cannot pinpoint why. Probably just the way all the good ingredients combine. But they are delicious and you'll like them, too. This recipe makes a lot of cookies; I'm guessing at the yield.”
72 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° with rack in center of oven.
  2. Cream the butter well, adding the sugar slowly, then cream the two well.
  3. Beat in the egg and 2 yolks. Add the vanilla. Please note that you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla plus 1/8 teaspoon almond extract for all vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the flour, mixing well after each addition. This will be a nice, soft dough.
  5. Fill a cooky press and press into desired shapes on a ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

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