Our Favorite Spritz Cookie Recipes (2024)

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Our Favorite Spritz Cookie Recipes (1)Lisa KaminskiUpdated: Feb. 13, 2024

    You've got your cookie press, now it's time for all the spritz cookie recipes you can handle! We've got recipes for classic butter cookies, mocha spritz and so much more.

    Buttery Spritz Cookies

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    At Christmas, spritz recipes are a must! They complete any cookie plate. These buttery spritz cookies and an updated cookie press are holiday essentials for Editor Lisa Kaminski. Don’t forget to decorate them with plenty of sprinkles!

    Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

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    I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa makes these taste like red velvet cake. Add peppermint flavoring for a little extra kick. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

    Grandma’s Spritz Cookies

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    I use my grandmother’s antique cookie press to make these festive cookies. I’m the only one in the family that can still get it to work! Don’t forget to check out more Christmas cookie recipes from grandmas.— Suzanne Kern, Louisville, Kentucky

    Peanut Butter Spritz Fingers

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    My family loves this peanut butter fingers recipe because they satisfy the need for chocolate and for something crunchy, sweet and nutty, all in just one bite! —Irma Lowery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin

    Holiday Mocha Spritz

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    When I began to use my spritz press, this mocha recipe was the first flavor combination I tried. Instant espresso powder gives them that awesome coffee flavor that plays so well with cocoa. —Shelly L. Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

    Coffee Maple Spritz

    I like spritz cookies because they're easier to make than rolled cutouts but I can still be creative with different shapes and sizes. Feel free to substitute vanilla or rum extract for the maple flavoring. —Dierdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

    Holiday Spritz

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    I tried substituting rum extract for vanilla in a classic Christmas recipe, and the end result was a cookie that tasted a lot like eggnog! —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

    Almond Spritz Cookies

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    This almond spritz cookies recipe can be left plain or decorated with colored sugar and frosting. In our house, it just wouldn't be Christmas without some cookie press recipes.—Tanya Hart, Muncie, Indiana

    Gingerbread Spritz

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    I get so busy during the Christmas season that cutout cookies are a hassle. But I love gingerbread and spritz cookies so I combined my favorite recipes and was pleased at the results. Add this to your list of must-bake Christmas cookies. —Sherry Gazelka, Iron, Minnesota

    Swedish Spritz

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    A touch of almond extract gives these spritz wonderful flavor. For Christmas, you could tint half of the dough with red food coloring and the other half with green. — Irmgard Sinn, Sherwood Park, Alberta

    Cardamom Spritz

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    As far back as I remember, I have loved cardamom. My grandmother often added the spice to her baked goods. I usually make these cookies with a spritz press—and camel disk—that I found at a thrift shop. It reminds me of a time when I rode a camel in the desert while deployed with the Navy. Of course, any design will do! —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

    Cranberry Spritz Cookies

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    Here’s a sure standout on your treat tray. The cheery cookies get their bright-pink color from cranberry-flavored gelatin.

    Berry-Filled Butter Ribbons

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    Tangy boysenberry is an unusual ingredient for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even the type of chocolate to suit the season.—Amy Sauerwalt, Columbia, Maryland

    Almond Cream Spritz

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    Love spritz cookies at Christmastime? Try this version featuring almond-flavored dough. Sprinkle them with colored sugar for the holidays or chopped almonds for everyday cookies. —Jo-Anne Cooper, Camrose, Alberta

    Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

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    This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York

    Maple-Walnut Spritz Cookies

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    After taking a trip to Vermont during maple harvest season and tasting delicious maple goodies, I just had to make something using maple syrup. I love the combination of maple syrup, walnuts and spritz cookies, so I used all three of those elements to create these perfectly delicious bites. I just love the aroma when these are baking — it takes me back to Vermont and the good times I had there.—Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, PA

    Holly Wreaths

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    I’ve never come across another spritz cookie like this: one calling for cream cheese as an ingredient. It gives the cookies great flavor and keeps them soft for a long time. Add these to your list of make-ahead Christmas cookies. —Dee Lein, Longmont, Colorado

    Orange Spritz Cookies

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    Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray.-Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois

    Chocolate-Dipped Spritz

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    Some of my sisters and I get together for a weekend during the holidays to do nothing but bake cookies. These cookies always make an appearance in the goody baskets that we give as gifts. —Nancy Ross, Alvordton, Ohio

    Spritz Cookies

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    It was a tradition to make these cookies with my grandmother every Christmas. Now my two daughters help me make them for the holidays.—Sharon Claussen, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees

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    You can decorate these pretty Christmas trees with other types of sprinkles if you don't have the gold dust. The filling alone makes the cookies special and so delicious! —Linda Sweet, Cornwall, New York

    Gluten-Free Spritz Delights

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    My daughter has Down syndrome and loves hosting parties, especially on holidays. Cookies always took center stage until she was diagnosed with celiac disease. I decided then to take on gluten-free baking, and these are the best yet—a cross between a shortbread and a sugar cookie. —Cheryl Costilow, Amherst, Ohio

    Italian Cornmeal Spritz Cookies

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    A chef at a local culinary school gave me this recipe, and I've been using it for years. Italian cornmeal cookies are from the Piedmont region of northern Italy. They're not too sweet, and the glazed cherries add just the right touch. — Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

    Cream Cheese Spritz

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    A hint of orange and cinnamon highlights these Christmastime classics. I like to add colorful sprinkles before baking them. The recipe is from a booklet that came with a cookie press in the 1950s...and I still have the press! —Sarah Bedia, Lake Jackson, Texas

    Lemon Cooler Cookies

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    Baking soda helps brown these lemon cooler cookies. They’re crisp, lemony shortbread-like goodies! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Originally Published: November 29, 2021

    Our Favorite Spritz Cookie Recipes (26)

    Lisa Kaminski

    Lisa is a formerTaste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

    Our Favorite Spritz Cookie Recipes (2024)


    What's the difference between a butter cookie and a spritz cookie? ›

    These cookies are nearly identical, except for one ingredient: egg.

    What is the difference between spritz and shortbread cookies? ›

    Spritz cookies have one additional ingredient that shortbread cookies are missing: egg. Adding egg yolk to the dough makes it a bit easier to work with and helps the the cookies hold their cute shapes.

    Why do my spritz cookies taste like flour? ›

    Improper flour measurement is the #1 cause of your cookie dough being too dry or the cookies tasting like flour.

    Why are my Spritz cookies so flat? ›

    The Problem: The Butter Is Too Soft

    Room temperature butter is just the right consistency to incorporate air when it's creamed with sugar. These trapped air pockets result in risen, fluffy cookies. If the butter is any warmer, it won't incorporate enough air and your cookies will have less rise.

    Why are my Spritz cookies sticking to the cookie press? ›

    If the dough is sticking to the bottom of the press instead of adhering to the pan, it might be too soft. Place it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 minutes and try again. Butter is highly recommended when making Spritz cookie dough.

    What is the number one selling cookie in America? ›

    Oreo is the best-selling cookie in the world. It is now sold in over 100 countries. Oreo was first produced in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company, now known as Na-Bis-Co. But did you know Oreos are a copycat product?

    Should you use parchment paper when baking Spritz cookies? ›

    *Also don't grease the sheets or use parchment paper. Spritz cookies release easily when made right! *Don't let your dough sit out so long that it gets dry or so warm that the butter begins to separate.

    When making Spritz cookies do you decorate before or after baking? ›

    If decorating with sprinkles or colored sanding sugar, add those as desired before baking. If dipping in melted chocolate, almond bark, or candy melts, do so after the cookies have completely cooled. Top with sprinkles or nonpareils before the chocolate has set. I recommend only baking one sheet of cookies at a time.

    Why is it called a spritz cookie? ›

    The name spritz comes from the German word spritzen, meaning "to squirt" because the soft dough is squirted or pushed through a cookie press to make fancy designs. Butter is responsible for the tender, rich texture and flavor of these incredible cookies.

    What's the difference between a sugar cookie and a butter cookie? ›

    The biggest difference between sugar cookies and butter cookies is that sugar cookies are often rolled thin and cut out using cookie cutters. While butter cookies will hold their shape while baking, the dough is much softer and for best results should be piped onto a baking sheet and then baked.

    Why are they called butter cookies? ›

    Butter cookies, also known as Danish butter cookies, are cookies originating in Denmark consisting of butter, flour, and sugar. They are similar to shortbread cookies. The butter cookie is often categorized as a "crisp cookie" due to its texture, caused in part by the quantity of butter and sugar.

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