Spritz Cookies

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.

Yield: Makes 11 dozen
Recipe from Coastal Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
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. 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. 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. 3. Press dough into desired shapes on ungreased baking sheets using a cookie press according to manufacturer's directions. Garnish, if desired.
  4. 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.
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