Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Cooky Book: Chocolate Spritz
The Recipe: Chocolate Spritz cookies from Betty Crocker's The Cooky Book
The Substitutes: Butter for shortening. I also opted for the chocolate variety so my family would eat them.
The Verdict: Pretty yummy, but I don't really see what makes spritz so special. These are a pretty basic cookie, pressed through a cookie press. So, they look pretty (or, uh, should look pretty) and taste okay, if not particularly unique.
A word about the cookie press: what a pain. I didn't invest in a particularly expensive press, which may be part of the problem, but it was really difficult to get them looking right. Sure it's fancy -- and I do like me some fancy -- but not truly worth the effort.