Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

Spritz up your holiday baking with this classic spritz cookie recipe. Whether you’re making your cookies for your neighbor or baking up a tray for Santa, these press cookies are the perfect welcoming treat. Spritz cookies are made using a cookie press, so you can make a variety of shapes and sizes just by changing the discs on the press. Though they’re most often made for Christmas, you can make press cookies any time of year. Serve your spritz cookies plain or sprinkle them with jimmies, sugars or nonpareils. You can even ice them or dip them in melted Candy Melts candy or chocolate for even more decorating options.
Makes: 7 to 8 Dozen
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 3

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet; cool completely.

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all-purpose flour

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1 1/2 cups butter (softened)

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar


1 egg


2 tablespoons milk




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