Recipe by Fathima Mahomed
Pic credit by Fathima Mahomed
❤️Shu-Hani's Spritz festive cookies❤️
Equipment - Sawa 71 Press cookie is a kitchen tool used in making cookies.
Essences syrups optional (almond, lavender, rose, lemon, orange zest or vanilla essence)
2 ½ cups cake flour 1 cup soft pure butter 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (fancy your essence) ¼ teaspoon salt 1 large egg 2/3 cup castor sugar Optional Coco( half the dough and colour in coco powder for choc biscuits) Sprinkles, smarties, nuts, cherries Icing sugar sprinklingChocolate for dipping
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until sugar dessolved, add egg and vanilla essence, whisk silky and creamy.
Sift cake flour, salt, and add to wet mixture, add food colouring if required. Mix into a dough, if you find it's sticky, refrigerate to firm dough slightly.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set but not brown.Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool.
2. Instructions to use the Cookie Press
Using the Sawa71 Press Cookies, this comes with decorative plates instructions on the box) Now hold the cookie press perpendicular to your baking sheet, and press out the cookies. (make sure you chill chill the dough if it's soft ) press out the cookies on the chilled trays spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Decorate as desired colored smarties or sugar, nuts and candied cherries and sprinkle icing sugar and for a more fancy finish use edible gold shimmers dusting powder if baking for an occasion . The decorative plates comes in beautiful shapes of trees and stars and can be piped in red and green icings, silver ball, white pearls.
3. Piping the Spritz cookies To Pipe cookies prepare a pastry bag fitted with a ½ inch (1.5 cm) diameter open star tip, by filling the pastry bag about half full, twist the end of the bag to close, and pipe rosettes or stars by holding the pastry bag perpendicular to your baking baking sheet, with the tip almost touching the sheet. Squeeze the pastry bag firmly and evenly without moving it until the shape is the desired size. Stop squeezing and push the pastry bag down a little and then lift the pastry bag straight up. Continue to pipe cookies, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.Buttery spritz cookies are made using a cookie press, so you can make a variety of shapes and sizes just by changing the discs on the press. Serve your spritz cookies plain or sprinkle them with icing sugars. You can even ice them or dip them in melted chocolate.
Makes ideal traditional/festive cookies for gifting or plating for occasional treats at family gatherings.The results are excellent, tender and melt in moments.
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Makes ideal traditional festive cookies for gifting or plating for occasional treats at family gatherings.
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