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Orange Ginger Spritz Cookies

No recipe image available.These buttery spritz cookies originated in Scandinavia. The addition of ginger and orange make them especially festive.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. 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.
  3. Place dough in a cooke press and press cookies right onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Decorate as desired.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.