|"The Loaded Cookie" by African Lion |
|Sankta Lucia, Carl Larsson|
Making Spritz requires the use of a cookie gun:
The recipe I use is from The Joy of Cooking (my copy of which is also vintage and collectible...pretty soon I'll be vintage and collectible myself) and is simplicity itself. The only trick is to get the dough to the correct temperature for pressing, pliable but not too warm. Then you can press out lovely wreaths:
There are also many other shaping options such as trees, stars, diamonds, hearts, etc. I would have done a variety of shapes today, but my daughter used most of the dough last night baking cookies for her friends--which are now gone and probably eaten up! I'll mix up more dough today and when I have a few minutes, it is easy to take it out and press more delicious shapes.
The younger children have trouble getting the knack of the cookie gun, but they have no trouble sprinkling decorations on:
or eating them:
Enjoy the feast of St. Lucy today with your own lovely traditions! St. Lucy, pray for us!