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Spritz Cookies

It was a tradition to make these cookies with my grandmother every Christmas. Now our two daughters help me make them for the holidays. —Sharon Claussen, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    11 dozen


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° until set, 11-12 minutes (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl; stir in enough water to reach desired consistency. Working with 1 cookie at a time, brush glaze on the surface and sprinkle with sugar. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 49 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Linda
    Dec 15, 2017

    This was my 1st try @ Spritz cookies. The batter was nice & workable. I would only change adding a little more vanilla for flavor. But they turned out nice

  • cherylrein
    Dec 3, 2013

    Having trouble getting the corn strop to dry so I can put the cookies away. Next time I will sprinkle before baking like I used to.

  • kuhnsklan
    Mar 31, 2013

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  • SpinningYogini
    Dec 18, 2011

    I think the dough is a great consistency for using in a cookie press. The cookies have good flavor, too. At one point, the dough started "misbehaving". I chilled it for about 10 minutes, after which things worked well.

  • RaOwBe
    Dec 14, 2011

    These are not dry if you make them right. I like to cook mine at the low end of the suggested time - they turn out great!

  • nanaJudy51
    Sep 13, 2011

    very dry cookie

  • terrifaber
    Dec 17, 2009

    Very easy. I baked them at 350 for 11 minutes and they turned out nice.

  • joanie45
    Nov 20, 2009

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  • alex79
    Nov 18, 2009

    as i was ready to return my cookie press to the store, i tried this recipe and it was a sucess. i can't wait to make this cookies to give for my friends and family for christmas. tHanks for this recipe!!! :)

  • jieastcott
    Jan 15, 2007

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