Cookies & Biscuits/ Dutch Recipes

Spritsen

These delicious buttery cookies are called  ‘Sprits koekjes‘ or ‘Spritz cookies’. A Dutch cookie that people have been making and eating since the 16th century (according to Wikipedia). You use a piping bag to pipe the cookies on to the baking sheet. You can pipe them in any shape, like I did today. I made some Christmas trees because it’s December. The cookies are super tasty and easy to make. Perfect cookie to go with your tea or coffee.

Spritsen

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Ingredients

  • 250 gram butter, room temperature
  • 150 gram sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 300 gram all purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200 gram chocolate for decoration (optional)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius

2

Beat the butter and sugar light and fluffy (a few minutes)

3

Add the vanilla extract and the egg and mix till a smooth batter

4

Add flour and salt and mix until combined and you don't see any white streaks of flour.

5

Scoop the batter in a piping bag and pipe any shape cookie you want (google 'spritsen' to see the most common sprits shape) on baking sheet lined with baking paper.

6

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

7

Leave the 'spritsen' on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cook completely.

8

Melt the chocolate in a bowl above hot water and dip the cookies in to the chocolate.

9

Let cool/harden on some baking paper.