The name for these pressed cookies comes from the German word "spritzen" (to squirt). They can be quickly formed with a cookie press. Although they have a very fine crumb, the wreaths are sturdy enough for packaging.
Classic madeleines -- those perfectly delicate shell-shaped cookies -- are flavored with lemon or orange zest, but variations include chocolate, cocoa, almond paste, or nuts. Baked in scallop-shaped molds, these cookies are tender with a tight-grained interior and a delicate crust.