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Spritz cookies with jam on white platter.
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Whole Wheat Spritz Cookies

This are a great classic spritz cookie with whole wheat added in, making them a little healtheir!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spritz cookie recipe, whole wheat spritz cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Equipment

  • Stand or hand mixer, 2 baking sheets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour You can use any type of whole wheat flour you like, but I prefer the pastry flour as it is lower in protein and makes such a tender cookie.
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup preserves of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine your butter and sugar. Mix for about 30 seconds on medium speed.
  • Then add in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix these only to combine.
  • Last, add in the flour mixture, then mix this to combine as well. It will be a thick batter. This helps the cookies hold their shape.
  • Choose your plate for pressing and screw it into the press. Remember to choose a design with a solid center for the preserves. If you use an open center, the jam will stick to the pan and make a mess. (ask me how I know).
  • Fill the press according to the direction and press out the cookies onto your baking sheet. Remember not to spray the pan or use parchment paper.
  • Place your preserves in a piping bag or even a ziplock bag with the corner cut out. Pipe a small amount into the center of the cookies. Place in the oven for baking.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes. They should only be very lightly browned just on the edges, so keep an eye on them.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool for several minutes on the baking sheet. Then carefully remove them. They might stick just a touch, but don't stress, they come up really easy.
  • That is it! You done. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.