Spritz Cookie Recipe

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This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!

Spritz Cookie Recipe


I cannot even tell you when I learned to make these buttery spritz cookies, it was that long ago. They have always been part of my holiday cookie tray. the dough is so versitle – shoot the dough out using a cookie press and make different shapes, such as Christmas trees or wreaths (dye the dough green), star (plain dough), snowflake (blue), etc.

spritz cookies on a christmas plate


Spritz Cookie Notes:

• I have my grandmother’s old cookie press, the one that you twisted to get out the cookie form, and this dough works very well in that old press. If you have a modern cookie press, it of course shoots out beautifully.

• Make certain your food dye is well incorporated or you could end up with streaks.

• Freeze these baked. These are fantastic frozen. I got this recipe from a friend’s mother back when I was a teenager, and the reason I wanted the recipe was due to how well these cookies froze. Heck, I recall pulling a container out of her freezer, “defrosting” for all of 10 minutes, and then eating them ice cold.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


Spritz Cookie Ingredients:

• 2¼ cups Flour
• ¾ cup Sugar
• 1 cup salted Butter (if using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt)
• 2 Egg Yolks
• 1 tsp Vanilla
• Colored Food Dye (if desired)
• Sprinkles if desired (if desired)

Spritz Cookie Mise en Place:

• Sifter
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
Spatula
Stand Mixer
• Baking Sheet
Wire Rack
Cookie Press

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


Spritz Cookie Directions:

• Sift 2¼ cups flour (and ½ teaspoon of salt if you are using unsalted butter).
• Using a stand mixer, cream together ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup salted butter.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• Add 2 egg yolks and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix well.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• Stir in the sifted flour.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• Beat well.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• Add food coloring if desired. If you want more than one color, divide the dough, add 6-8 drops of food coloring (or use food gel) to each half and mix very well.
• Chill dough for 1-2 hours.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• Preheat oven to 400°.
• Load dough into your cookie press (assembled according to the directions of your cookie dough press manufacturer).
• Decorate if desired; sprinkles are best as they melt and do not make a mess.
• Bake 7-8 minutes, until bottoms are lightly brown.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• When you pull the sheets out of the oven, allow to cookies rest on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition. Yum!


• These Spritz Cookies freeze extremely well.

spritz cookies on a christmas plate


Yield: 48 cookies

Spritz Cookie Recipe

Spritz Cookie Recipe
Spritz Cookie Recipe. This delicious, classic spritz cookie is a holiday cookie favorite. This fabulous recipe colors beautifully, tastes fantastic, and is very easy to make. This spritz cookie recipe freezes very well. Make these mouthwatering spritz cookies part of your holiday tradition.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups Flour
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup salted Butter (if using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt)
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Colored Food Dye (if desired)
  • Sprinkles if desired (if desired)

Instructions

  1. Sift 2¼ cups flour (and ½ teaspoon of salt if you are using unsalted butter).
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup salted butter.
  3. Add 2 egg yolks and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix.
  4. Stir in the sifted flour. Beat well.
  5. Add food coloring if desired. If you want more than one color, divide the dough, add 6-8 drops of food coloring (or use food gel) to each half or third that you divided, and mix very well.
  6. Chill dough for 1-2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°.
  8. Load dough into your cookie press (assembled according to the directions of your cookie dough press manufacturer).
  9. Decorate if desired; sprinkles are best as they melt and do not make a mess.
  10. Bake 7-8 minutes, until bottoms are lightly brown.
  11. When you pull the sheets out of the oven, allow to cookies rest on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. These Spritz Cookies freeze extremely well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 62mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g

If you would like more holiday cookie recipes, try these:

Italian Ricotta Cheese Cookies Recipe – Grandma always made ricotta cheese cookies for us! These tasty cookies are soft on the inside and topped with a delicious sugared icing. This Italian Ricotta cookies recipe is just like Nonna used to make. Make some for your family tonight.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe – these are awesome because you decide on the colors!

Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe – This is THE traditional Christmas cut-out cookie and frosting recipe!


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Comments

  1. NYCSingleMom says

    These looks so simple to make and I bet yummy. I have never used a cookie gun, maybe its time.

  2. I am so behind on my cookie baking this year. Probably not a bad thing.

  3. This is my favorite cookie to make every Christmas…sooo yumm! Though I haven’t thought about adding color to them. This is such a great idea! 🙂

    Kaye
    Glamorouslysimple.blogspot.com

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