Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst 
Prep Time
30 Mins
Chill Time
30 Mins
Bake Time
7 Mins
Makes 11 dozen

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

goofed up and they were still great

December 25, 2016
Made this as a last minute thought.  Forgot to chill dough and  used coconut extract because I didn't have almond.  They turned out great.

MeganGK7's Review

December 26, 2013
A very good spritz cookie dough recipe. I've tried lots and the trick is really to find the best temperature for your press. This recipe has almond extract in it which I find essential to a spritz cookie. Will be marking this one down for next Christmas too!