Rich Butter Spritz Wreaths

Spritz may be vintage but they'll never go out of style. Give the classic a new look as lacy cookie wreaths for gifting and decorating.

cookie wreaths hanging on ribbon in window
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Yield:
10 4inch wreath cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Desired color gel food coloring (optional)

  • Powdered Sugar Icing (optional)

  • Small candies and/or sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough into thirds. If desired, tint one or more portions of dough with gel food coloring.

  2. Force unchilled dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, change plate with each portion of dough. Chill at least 15 minutes or until dough shapes are firm.

  3. Trace ten 4-inch circles on two pieces of parchment paper; turn paper marked sides down. Using a thin metal spatula, carefully remove chilled dough shapes from cookie sheets and, working quickly, arrange in wreath shapes using marked parchment paper as a guide. Overlap dough shapes slightly and alternate colors (if using). You will need nine dough shapes per wreath. Transfer parchment paper to the cookie sheets.

  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheets. If desired, decorate wreaths with Powdered Sugar Icing and desired candies.

Flavor Notes

For a touch of flavor, add one of the following with the eggs when making dough.
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. orange or lemon zest
1 Tbsp. desired liqueur (such as almond, hazelnut, Irish cream, or limoncello)

Powdered Sugar Icing

In a small bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 4 tsp. milk, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla or almond extract. If needed, stir in additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach desired consistency. Makes 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
29g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 66mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 83.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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