Christmas Dessert Recipes

BEST Buttery Spritz Cookies Recipe

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these spritz cookies. Not only does this spritz cookie recipe deliver buttery yummyness, but they are so lovely to look at too in various shapes. So whip up a batc of our Christmas spritz cookies to enjoy in December and the whole holiday season!

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these spritz cookies. Not only does this spritz cookie recipe deliver buttery yummyness, but they are so lovely to look at too in various shapes. So whip up a batc of our Christmas spritz cookies to enjoy in December and the whole holiday season!

Spritz Cookies

The first Christmas cookies we made every year were these spritz cookies – they were my favorite! I loved the buttery taste of these yummy, bite-size cookies. I love the smell of these baking in the oven. I loved making these cookies with my Dad and using the fun cookie press to make various shapes. But mostly, I loved how pretty these Christmas spritz cookies were. We made green Christmas trees with sprinkle ornaments, green wreaths with red hot lights, yellow camels to remind us of the wise men who went off to find baby Jesus, and various other non-traditional ones just for fun. You and your kids will love making this delicious spritz cookie recipe that is as pretty as it is yummy! This is definetly the best spritz cookie recipe, others sometimes don’t have the right consistency and get stuck in the press – but our butter spritz cookies come out beautifully every time!

butter, egg , vanilla, flour, sugar, milk, almond extract, baking powder food coloring, sprinkels

Spritz Cookie Recipe

Start by gathering your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TAB milk
  • ½ teas almond extract
  • 1 teas baking powder
  • food coloring (optional)
  • sprinkels (optional)

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Cookie Press Recipes

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Mix ingredients together

adjust batter consistency by adding milk or flour as needed

HINT: Cookie press cookies can be a little tempermental depending on your altitude and make of certain ingredients. Make sure your butter is softened, but not melted. If your are having trouble getting the cookies pressed out of the press, you can add a little milk or flour depending on what consistency problems you are having.

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To use a cookie press simply insert dough into press and put on the cap with the cookie shape you like. Turn crank or press, depending on your model, until the batter makes a cookie. Lift and repeat until your non-greased cookie sheet is full.

Christmas spritz cookies

The cookies do not spread much, if at all – so feel free to pack them in pretty tightly. Sometimes getting the press started you will need to go through a couple cookies to get it going. Just save the batter and add it back in the press at the end.

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Best Spritz Cookie Recipe

Make various Christmas colors and shapes like green trees, yellow camels, green wreaths, etc.

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Old fashioned spritz cookies recipe

Bake for 8 minutes.

Butter spritz cookies

Allow to cool a couple minute before removing from the cookie sheet onto a cooling rack.

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas spritz cookies

These are the first cookies we make every year. We make them together right before putting up our Christmas decorations.

Best Spritz Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe

I love how pretty these cookies are in various shapes and colors. My kids always loved using sprinkles to decorate these fun-to-make holiday treats!

Old fashioned spritz cookies recipe

Pretty christmas cookies

We always make plates of cookies to take to neighbors. It’s our family tradition.

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these buttery spritz cookies recipe.

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these buttery spritz cookies recipe.

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Breakfast Recipes

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Soup Recipes

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Recipes for Salads and Sandwiches

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Main Dishes

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Appetizers

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Breads and Side Dishes

 

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BEST Buttery Sprintz Cookie Recipe

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these spritz cookies. Not only does this spritz cookie recipe deliver buttery yummyness, but they are so lovely to look at too in various shapes. So whip up a batc of our Christmas spritz cookies to enjoy in December and the whole holiday season!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookie recipes, spritz cookies
Servings: 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar extra fine is my favorite
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix all ingredients together and press into a cookie press. Press cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Cool slightly before removing cookies onto a cooling rack. Store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these buttery spritz cookies recipe.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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