Christmas Spritz

I’ve loved the buttery, melty taste of Spritz cookies since I was a little girl. I used to watch my dad shoot cookie dough from a pastry bag into fancy shapes that turned magically into stripes and flowers and stars–each with a different flavor too.

Now, I’m not so hot with a pastry bag, but even so, I’m happy to tell you that I made these little sweeties…

all by myself—no chef skills required.

What it takes is this lovely little Cookie Press from Wilton. I’ve always wanted to try one so today, I got really brave and to my surprise, it was easy! You simply make the dough, fill the press and click the dough onto the cookie sheet in any of a dozen different shapes. Sim-ple.

Ingredients:

3-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1-1/2 cups butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsps milk

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour and baking powder and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and mix well.

Fill cookie press with dough and fit with whichever disc you want.

Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Add sprinkles or sanding sugar or whatever floats your boat.

Bake 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on the pan,

then transfer to cooling rack.

Won’t Santa just LOVE these? Of course he will!

:}

Classic Christmas Spritz
 
Ingredients
  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsps milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, milk and vanilla.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Fill cookie press with dough and fit with whichever disc you want.
  7. Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on the pan, then transfer to cooling rack

8 Replies to “Christmas Spritz”

  1. we always make spritz cookies at Christmas. i agree, love the texture of these little gems. We have a metal cookie press. today will include sanding and staining beams in the garden room, shoveling snow ( we are having high winds and cold temps) AND spritz cookies will be made today! OF course, we will have to use this recipe and check it against the one we already have-thanks!

  2. Wish I was close enough to have you share with me. I haven’t had those or seen the tools to make them with for yrs. So fun – Enjoy

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