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Classic Spritz Cookies

Sweet, buttery spritz cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. The dough is easy to make and then is pressed into shapes using a cookie press. They keep well making them perfect for holiday gifts and parties.

overhead photo of spritz cookies in a container

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 press. 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.

close-up photo of spritz cookies


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Softened butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract

photo of cookies on a plate

Combine the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract to the butter mixture. Slowly add the dry ingredients flour to the wet ones and beat until combined.

Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks and press the shapes onto a cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.

Storage Tips

Once the cookies are cooled, store them in an airtight container. They will keep for up to five days.

You can also freeze spritz cookies. Once cooled, freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for 30 minutes. Transfer them to a freezer container. If you want to ensure they don’t stick, stack them in layers with wax paper separating each layer. Plan to thaw and enjoy them within one month.

photo of spritz cookies

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!

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Classic Spritz Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These classic spritz cookies are buttery little bites that are so addicting! 


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a 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 and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until combined. Do not chill the dough. 
  • Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet and cool completely.


Recipe is from the side of my Wilton cookie press box.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Classic Spritz Cookies”

  1. @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.

  2. Mmmmmmmm, these look so good. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  3. 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. ^_^

  4. 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.

    • 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?

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