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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Betty Crocker Classic Spritz Cookies

Buttery, crisp and delicious. It is hard to go wrong with the classic Spritz Cookie, recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker. The original recipe notes that you can use either almond or vanilla for flavoring, but we only use vanilla, as the almond can be overpowering.

Decorate with cherries, colored sugar and the like. We also decorated with Very Very Strawberry Flavored Sugar from King Arthur Flour which tasted fantastic. So festive and pretty. Enjoy!

Betty Crocker Classic Spritz Cookies
Makes 6 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • color sugar for garnish
  • Food color, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, vanilla and a few drops of food color (if using).
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. (We bake until the edges are just barely turning brown) Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. 

Recipe from Betty Crocker.


  1. Spritz cookies bring back such great memories. My mom made them every year for the holidays!

  2. great recipe..i have them these 3 times already,family loves them..

    1. Thank you for the feedback Loulou :) Have a Merry Christmas!


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