a Gingerbread Spritz Cookie Boys & Girls cookie press spritz © 2017 Impress! Bakeware, LLC

Ah, gingerbread! One of the beloved tastes of the season. In this video I show you how press our rich, yummy Molasses Ginger Spritz into cute, festive boys and girls.

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Here’s the cookie dough recipe and some photos of the pressed cookies and baked results.

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Molasses Ginger Spritz:

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened (not melted)

½ cup sugar

3 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp molasses

1 ½ Tablespoons vanilla

1 egg

3 ¾ cups flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoons ginger

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cream the butter very well with an electric mixer on its highest setting. Add the sugar and cream it very well again. Add the honey, molasses, then vanilla and egg; beat well until light and fluffy. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking powder and salt. Add it slowly to the butter mixture, just until the flour is mixed in. DO NOT over-mix! Spritz dough should be soft but not sticky.

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Press with the gingerbread boy and girl disks using a cookie press onto un-greased cookie sheets.

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You may want to flatten the dough ridges on your Gingerbread Boys and Girls. Dip your fingertip in a little water and tap down the faces, side-to-side then straight down, then tap down their bodies to flatten. The ridges are a natural result of the pressing process and often give a nice, sharp, defined, three dimensional quality to pressed cookies, but gingerbread cookies are traditionally very flat- so feel free to flatten them to attain the look you want!

Bake for 6 to 10 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Check early and often as spritz brown quickly. Let sit for 3 or 4 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Makes about 110 cookies.

Tips for this set:

I always suggest using Land O Lakes butter, as I know it will consistently cream well. Some generic butters result in a very stiff dough!

Remember you can add water a tablespoon at a time to stiff dough, or add flour a tablespoon at a time to sticky dough to troubleshoot.

DECORATING: Use any decorating-consistency icing of your choice, such as royal icing. I used store-bought icing and the #1 and #2 round tips. Decorate as you like!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!

~Susie

Disk Designer/Co-Owner at Impress! Bakeware, LLC

“Get creative with your cookie press!”

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