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Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies

 

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Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

These fun gluten-free cookies are synonymous with the season. The pliable dough makes lovely shapes that you can decorate before or after baking. In German, spritzen means “to squirt,” which is exactly how you make these cookies. This recipe can be made with egg replacement; see instructions below. 

Jules Shepard is author of Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy (Da Capo Press ©2010).

Course: Dessert
Servings: 120 cookies
Calories: 13 kcal
Author: Jules Shepard
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery sticks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract , optional
  • 1 large egg
  • cups gluten free all-purpose flour blend
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Food coloring , optional
  • Sanding sugar or gluten-free sprinkles , optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add vanilla extract, almond extract (if using) and egg and combine. Slowly stir in flour and salt until fully integrated.

  3. Divide dough into separate bowls for each color. Return one portion to the mixing bowl and mix in food coloring to the desired color. Remove to a separate bowl and cover to keep soft. Repeat with remaining dough.

  4. Prepare your spritz press by selecting the disk and fitting it into the press. Fill the spritz press with colored dough. Then press out cookies onto a clean, ungreased, unlined cookie sheet. (The dough will not stick to the sheet and detach from the press if the cookie sheet is greased or lined with parchment.) Follow the manufacturer’s directions for specific instructions on how to use your press to shape different cookies.

  5. Sprinkle with sanding sugar or gluten-free sprinkles before baking, if desired.

  6. Place cookies in preheated oven and bake 6 to 7 minutes. Remove cookies before they begin to brown.

  7. Using a spatula, gently loosen hot cookies from the cookie sheet. Let them cool 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

For Egg-Free Spritz Cookies, omit 1 egg. Combine 1½ teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer with 1 tablespoon water (or enough water to make a paste). Use this mixture to replace the egg in step 2.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Jules Shepard, originally published in Gluten Free & More.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Heidi
    October 24, 2019

    These cookies are crunchy bundles of joy!
    I grew up with spritz, and never much cared for them.
    Now I know it was the butter and wheat gluten that my body didn’t care for.
    I am grateful to have a treat that I can enjoy and share anytime of the year!
    I replaced the sugar with coconut sugar, and the egg with egg replacer, and they turned out lovely.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 24, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear you like them! Thank you for the notes on the egg replacer and coconut sugar, I’m sure that will be helpful to other readers who want to make substitutions.

  2. Jms
    December 22, 2019

    Where are the cooking instructions? Temp and time?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      December 23, 2019

      Oh, no! So sorry about that. I’ve added the instructions.

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