Spritz Cookies

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2004, America's Test Kitchen TV

That golden-swirled kiss of a holiday cookie often ends up bland, gummy, and tasteless. Why can't spritz cookies taste as good as they look?

SERVESMakes about 6 dozen 1 1/2-inch cookies

TIME1¼ hours, plus 20 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Managing a finicky ingredient list is the biggest challenge in preparing a spritz cookie recipe. Carefully balancing the butter, sugar, flour, egg (yolk only), heavy cream (just a drop), vanilla, and salt is the only path to success—a few s...

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