Chocolate Spritz

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I got the BEST birthday present, a new cookie press!!!!!! Every Christmas Spritz are on the cookie list, they are my Dad’s favorites, my oldest daughter adores them and so does my husband. There is only one problem, I CAN NOT STAND to make Spritz!! I had an old electric cookie press that drove me nuts!! Try as I might it never worked right, I ended up having to remake and remake and remake cookie after cookie after cookie. It always took FOREVER to make one batch and by the time I was part way through the batch I was frustrated and never wanted to see another Spritz. But after the cookies were made the fun really began Spritz wars. My dad would try to hide the cookies from everyone else and a mostly good natured battle for the cookies ensued. The worst part was after all that work I never even got a chance to enjoy the cookies because I was not getting involved in the war. But all that is over because with the new cookie press Spritz are easy and almost enjoyable to make!! Dare I say it I might even make them at times other than Christmas and I know I am going to make LOTS of different types of Spritz.

Spritz are good but Chocolate Spritz should be even better (because chocolate makes everything better). The problem was I never found a Spritz recipe that was chocolatey enough. So today I tweaked my traditional Spritz recipe by adding cocoa and melted chocolate chips. The result was delicious!!! Chocolatey and so wonderful I might have to start my own Spritz Wars .

The cookie tray is slowly filling up.

Double Chocolate Spritz
adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook

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1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
⅔ cup cocoa
2 ¼ cups flour
¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add in melted chocolate chips, egg, and vanilla.
Mix in cocoa, flour, and salt.

Place dough in a cookie press and follow directions to create desired shapes.

Bake 6-9 minutes until set. Do not ovebake.
Immediately remove from cookie sheets and place on wire drying racks.

Makes 8-9 dozen cookies

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