This is one of two recipes that my family ALWAYS makes at Christmas. Chocolate spritz cookies with holiday sprinkles will add variety to any cookie tray with a minimum of effort.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 5/8 cup shortening
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup multicolored candy sprinkles (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in vanilla and milk. Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Fill cookie press, and press onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.