Spritz cookies are so common and easy to make that I almost didn’t do a post on them. But after making a big batch the other night, I couldn’t help but take out my camera.

I don’t remember how it is that I came to own my first spritz cookie gun. But after using it for the first time, I was amazed at how easy it was to create these delicate morsels. And the best part is, these simple little cookies are absolutely addicting.

One of these days, I may explore other recipes, but as of right now, I always stick to the one written on the side of my spritz cookie press box. These cookies are always requested at family get-togethers, so I always make sure to make a lot.

No matter how many I make, it never seems to be enough!

Classic Spritz Cookies (from the side of my Wilton cookie press box)

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. In bowl, combine flour and baking powder and set aside. In a separate 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.

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.

   

6 Responses to “Classic Spritz Cookies”

  1. Roxan — December 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Yeah, they are so easy to make that the two times I tried making them, they completely flattened while baking! Seriously they were paper thin. I don’t know what happened =( I have been too scared to try again.

    • Kirbie replied: — December 24th, 2010 @ 11:27 am

      Really? Hmmm…I never had that problem? Did you preheat oven before putting them in? Were your shapes flat before you put them in? What recipe did you use? Perhaps too much baking powder?

  2. Kat — December 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hey, that’s the same recipe I use! ^_^ They are really yummy – so yummy that I eat too many of them and feel just a little guilty afterward. Only a little though…wow, they’re good. ^_^

    • Kirbie replied: — December 25th, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

      They are so small that it’s hard not to overeat..I always think I’ll eat one and end up eating a lot more!

  3. sara — December 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Mmmmmmmm, these look so good. Merry Christmas! :)

  4. dixie — December 26, 2010 at 11:08 am

    @Roxan maybe you didn’t squeeze out enough batter, they can flatten out a bit if the batter is thin or you don’t use enough. I find that my first two I squeeze out have issues but after that its easy and fast. Even my 6 year old does it. I do use a different recipe but its pretty close to the above one.

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