Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday activities. Although I love to make all types of cookies, one of my favorites to eat is butter cookies. I love the light buttery flavor. This year I bought myself a cookie press. My mom has one, but I had never used one before. I wanted to try baking some spritz cookies, which have a buttery flavor similar to a butter cookie. The name spritz come from the German spritzen meaning “to squirt” because the dough is squirted through a cookie press. After baking my first three batches, I have to say that spritz cookies are dangerously delicious and super easy to make once you get the hang of the cookie press!
- 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter (3 sticks)
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3 1/2 cups of flour
- food coloring (optional)
- colored sugar (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add the egg, whole milk, almond extract, vanilla extract, and optional food coloring to the butter mixture.
- Stir together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Combine until the dough cleans the side of the bowl.
- Fill a cookie press with the dough.
- Press the cookie dough onto a chilled baking sheet. Sprinkle the spritz cookies with colored sugar if desired.
- Chill the unbaked cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.
- Allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.
- Store the classic spritz cookies in an airtight container.
Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe © 2021 Heather Johnson
Butter, Sugar, and Food Coloring for Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Wet Ingredients for Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Adding the Dry Ingredients for Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Dough for Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Dough in Cookie Press for Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Unbaked Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Decorated Unbaked Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Baked Classic Spritz Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Classic Spritz Cookies 1 © 2021 Heather Johnson
Classic Spritz Cookies 2 © 2021 Heather Johnson