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Recipe for family meals :

Spritz
 

This recipe comes from the the Bitchin Kitchen web site which is run by Faith Heinauer. This is what she said in describing Bitchin Kitchen:

" I grew up in a household that loved not only food, but also the creative process of cooking and entertaining. My father is a professional chef and my mother was a former pastry chef. After earning my degree in hotel and restaurant management, I joined my father's catering business and started teaching cooking classes. Growing up in the restaurant scene offers a lot of culinary observations; add my knack for experimenting in the kitchen, and you've got my collection of recipes and tricks of the trade. So, if you want to talk food, get a great recipe or hear the latest culinary scoop, you're at the right place!"

"Pull out the sprinkles, decorating icing, and food coloring . . . It’s cookie time!

This recipe utilizes a food processor. If you do not have one, throw the ingredients in a blender – it will work just as well".

Ingredients

1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Method
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Using the metal blade of the food processor, process the almonds and sugar until it becomes a fine powder.
  • Add the cubed butter and pulse until combined with the nut mixture.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract; pulse until combined. Add the flour, powdered sugar and salt; pulse until incorporated.
  • Pack the dough into the cookie press. Press (or place spoonful) of dough out onto un-greased baking sheet. Space the cookies 1 inch apart.
  • Sprinkle with sugar crystals or jimmies.
  • Bake until golden brown on the bottom of the cookies, approximately 7 – 9 minutes.

 
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