How to Make Christmas Spritz Cookies
One of my most favorite Christmas cookies to binge on are these spritz cookies! They just melt in your mouth! They are also so fun to do and we make them every year as a Christmas tradition. We fill 10+ Christmas tins with them and deliver them to neighbors. Make sure to also try our best Sugar cookie recipe, Christmas shortbread cookies, and Peanut butter blossoms!
What ingredients do I need to make spritz cookies?
- Salted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Unbleached all-purpose flour
You will need a cookie press to make spritz cookies! I used the OXO Good Grips cookie press but you can use any kind, I especially love the vintage old ones!
After you fill the cookie press with the spritz cookie dough, press firmly onto the baking sheet and lift.
If you want to add sprinkles to the cookies, do it right out of the oven so they stick!
- You can freeze the dough, for up to 3 months, and make the cookies later. Just make sure the dough is at room temperature before putting it in the cookie press.
- Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 1 week, and in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Have fun with the recipe:
- Add some cinnamon, and ground cloves to the dough
- Make it kid-friendly: add some mini chocolate chips, and decorate with icing or colored sugars.
- CHEF’S TOOLS
- Mixing Bowls: Anchor and Hocking Glassware
- Cookie Sheet: USA Pan
- Silicone mat: Threshold
- Cookie Press: OXO Good Grips
- Hand mixer: Oster
- 1 cup 2 sticks, salted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt I used salted butter, if using unsalted you can increase it to ¼ teaspoon
- 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, with a hand mixer, cream the butter and the granulated sugar together.
- Add the egg, the vanilla extract, and the salt. Mix until combined.
- Add the flour. If using a hand mixer, make sure it is on low and slowly add the flour in increments of ¼ to ⅓ cup. Doing it this way the flour will mix easier and not go everywhere. As soon as you don’t have any dry flour add more flour. If mixing with a wooden spoon you can add more flour.
- Once the batter is all mixed, it will be thick, place it in the cookie press.
- Put the cookie press on the baking sheet. Press down and lift.
- Repeat until all the sheet is full.
- Cook in a preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edge of the cookies are set and slightly brown.
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
- Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars.
- Serve and Enjoy with a glass of milk, eggnog, or even tea!