Chocolate-Dipped Spritz Washboards with Pistachios

180 mins (prep 60)
6 ingredients
makes about 3 dozen cookies
Although the origins of spritz cookies are fuzzy—some say they come from Scandinavia, while others cite Germany—I'm inclined to believe it's the latter, because spritzen means to squirt in German, which is how these cookies are formed: The dough is squirted from a cookie press. You can make any shape you want, but we love these old-fashioned washboard strips. If the idea of yet another piece of kitchen equipment deters you, rest assured these cookies are so delicious, you'll be baking them more than once a year. A cookie press is not expensive and with all the different shapes you can make from the dough, it will more than pay for itself in fun and entertainment over the years for the child in all of us.

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  • buttery sugar cookie dough recipe with substitutions and an ingredient elimination
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 7 to 8 ounces good bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped salted pistachios
  • special equipment: a cookie press fitted with a 1 1/2-inch-long straight fluted opening; 2 large baking sheets


Serving Size (14.23 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 68.5 Calories from Fat 52.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.88g 27.16%
Saturated Fat 0.67g 10.06%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.1mg 0.01%
Total Carbohydrate 2.82g 2.82%
Dietary Fiber 1.06 g 12.67%
Sugars 0.79 g %
Protein 2.08g 12.47%
Vitamin A 42.54IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 10.76mg% Iron 0.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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