Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst


No holiday dessert table is complete without Spritz Cookies. For truly authentic Spritz Cookies, be sure to invest in a cookie press to get that oh-so-perfect shape.


Makes 11 dozen

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes
Bake: 7 Minutes


2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons almond extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Garnishes: sanding sugar, decorative sprinkles, nonpariels


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract, beating until blended.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; add to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

3. Press dough into desired shapes on ungreased baking sheets using a cookie press according to manufacturer's directions. Garnish, if desired.

4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set but not browned; let cool 3 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

December 2013
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