Friday, December 14, 2012

Spritzen Christmas Wreath

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I'll be doing my Happy Dance on Cloud 9... each time I received constructive feedback from my readers, be it via the Comment box below, Facebook, Twitter or emails...dancing

Feels good to know that someone read my post and appreciate my handi/art work... and  brought me to greater heights... reeling from 'Euphoria' and almost feeling giddy... to know at least one person had tried making or baking one recipe taken 'From My Lemony Kitchen...' and they enjoyed their "make" as much as I enjoyed mine....

Thank You 


Sometimes in June this year, I received an email, from a reader in Holland. Few emails going to and fro , exchanging views on one of my posts ~ Samperit, the melt in the mouth custard cookies... 

Reading her reply made me smile... she baked some and loved the cookies... 
I was just like a little school girl who had just been told that by her teacher that she had passed her exams with flying colours...blushed blushing, head was buzzing with excitement, heart was beating like a drum and couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear... big grin


In return...Rachel mentioned in one of her emails, about the Dutch famous cookies ~ Spritzen by Rudolf Van Veen... thus she sent me the link

I was excited... another recipe to try 

I hopped onto the link... its in Dutch. I seeked Mr Google to translate but he was no help at all....so I wrote to Rachel, stating my predicament and helplessness situation... Rachel to my rescue...

I thank you Rachel...big hug from the bottom of my heart. Eventhough you were busy with your family and work, you gave some of your precious time to translate and emailed me the recipe in English.  




With a bit of research on my part, I found out that Spritzen or Spritz cookies or Swedish Butter cookies or Pressed Butter Cookies are popular Christmas cookies... hence here is my take on Spritzen to add to your Christmas celebration...or tree big grin

Happy Baking

Lisa H.xoxkiss


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Recipe (yield 80 pieces)
courtesy from : Rachel v H.
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1 vanilla pod
320 grams of soft butter or margarine
200 grams of caster sugar
1 egg
400 grams of flour
a pinch of salt

Coloured sugar
4 tablespoon raw sugar
Wilton colour gel ~ red and moss green were used.
Some dragees to decorate
  1. Pre-heat oven to 150 C .
  2. To make coloured sugar ~ place 2 tablespoons sugar in 2 separate plastic bags /zip lock bags. Use the tip of cocktail toothpick and dip into food colouring and onto sugar. Close the bag. Mix and rub sugar and food colouring well.
  3. Slice vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape the seeds out. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, rub butter, caster sugar and vanilla seeds until combine. 
  5. Add egg and continue to mix (by hand). 
  6. Add flour (I continued mixing by hand) until all ingredients comes together. 
  7. Get piping bag ready with nozzle of your choice. Transfer dough into the bag. 
  8. Pipe onto baking tray lined with greased proof paper. 
  9. Sprinkle coloured sugar and decorate with dragees
  10. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden in colour.

24 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Lisa...these cookies look so beautiful and gorgeous hanging onto the christmas tree, isn't it? Whenever you feel like having one, just like pluck a cookie from the tree... hee..hee... I loves butter cookies as it is like there's a crunch as well as melt in the mouth.

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  2. So pretty and delicious! I love those cookies.

    Unfortunately, my tree is so small that I cannot hang anything on it... ;-P

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. your cookies are so well shaped, lisa ^^ just like those in the popular tin boxes.. bet it's oh-so buttery crisp, yet melt in the mouth too ^^ my hubby is a die-hard fan of these cookies! he insists on buying some everytime he sees it on the supermarket shelves.. maybe i should make him some ^^ thanks for sharing! and many thanks to rachel too ^^

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    1. Hui..this one is easy to make and yum too :D

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  4. Hi Lisa, wow... very tempting butter cookies. I petik cookie dari pokok Christmas tu, terus ngap ngap like cookies monster. LOL

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. LOL.. Amelia... senang tak payah pakai 'galah' to jolok the cookies ;P

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  5. They are so beautiful, Lisa. I've always loved spritzen cookies, so cute, especially when you bake them as ornaments. Fun!

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    1. Linda, Its my first baking spritzen and will not be my last :D
      easy and nice :D

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  6. I love these cookies and we always had them at Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Ours were always store bought but now I can make my own. Yay! :)

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  7. So pretty cookies! I love these...yummy yummy! :)

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  8. Looks absolutely yummy!! Very pretty with the coloured sugar. ;)

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  9. OOOOH I want! I want! So pretty and bling bling.. love butter cookies, maybe I make some too this weekend.. thx for recipe kawan ku ;)

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    1. Must have Bling bling ma... ;P
      Sama2 Jackie ku :D and happy membakar biskut :D

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  10. Yes, I finally made them...absolutely delicious! Thank you for posting and Rachel for sharing♥

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  11. Hi Lisa,
    it's the first time I'm reading your blog and I love it. Your Spritzen Christmas Wreath bring back childhood memories, they look gorgeous!
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  12. These are a classic. Buttery and melt-in-mouth delicious!

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