Preparation time: h min
Number of ingredients:
Spritz cookies are not only delicious, they also carry a rich history. In many countries, they have become a symbol of festivity and family togetherness, where recipes are passed down from generation to generation.
Ingredients and equipment:
Let's start with the basics. A typical sponge cake batter includes flour, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. A cookie cutter is also essential and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. These tools allow you to create biscuits with interesting and intricate shapes.
We have prepared a simple recipe for spritz biscuits for you to try today.
The dough should be smooth and even. It is important that the ingredients are at room temperature as this makes mixing easier. The dough is then filled into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of your choice and pressed out evenly onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.
Variations and flavours:
The possibilities for customising the splash biscuits are almost endless. You can make one mixture (recipe above) and then add any ingredients you like to completely transform the biscuits. We like cocoa powder for a chocolate version, or ground nuts for extra texture. Some recipes also include spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger. For even more fun creations, add food colouring.
Decorating and serving:
Spritz cookies are ideal for decorating. You can use icing made from sugar and lemon juice or melted chocolate for the topping, to which you can add sprinkles or other decorations.
Tips and tricks:
One of the keys to success is to make sure the dough is neither too soft nor too stiff. This affects the ease of moulding and the final texture of the biscuits. If the dough is too soft, the biscuits will fall apart on the baking tray. If the dough is too stiff, you will not need to pip them on the baking tray. It is also important not to grease the baking tray, but to use baking paper, as this can affect the way the biscuits bake.
Spritz cookies are a wonderful combination of art and gastronomy. This article provides you with the basic knowledge and inspiration to start your adventure in the world of injection moulded biscuits. Take your time, experiment with flavours and shapes, and most importantly - enjoy the process of baking and sharing these delicious treats!