Christmas Spritz Butter Cookies

 My cookie press broke after last year so I purchased a new one and WOAH. A good cookie press makes such a difference! The other one I had worked ok and lasted 8 years, but I seemed to have more issues with mis-shaped cookies and the trigger sticking. Not anymore. We pressed out 10 dozen cookies in less than 10 minutes.
This was Ruby’s first time making Christmas cookies! If you think her cookies look good, you should see her booster seat and the kitchen floor!
Kaylee is a pro at these things and loaded up her cookies with sprinkles and pearls, galore!
I hope you enjoy these fun little treats as much as we do!

Spritz Butter Cookies

{Our Version}
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. butter flavoring
2 tsp. almond extract
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and flavorings. If you want to color your dough, you can add the coloring now as well. I like Wilton’s concentrated paste because it doesn’t water down the recipe.
(Or if you want several colors, just wait until you’ve made your dough and separate it into sections and mix it in then.)
If you are using salted butter, you don’t need to add salt in your recipe. If you are using unsalted, add 1/4 tsp.
Add flour (and salt if needed) to butter/sugar and mix until dough forms.
Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet using a cookie press. Add sprinkles. Bake @ 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
Store in air tight container. These cookies freeze really well.
Yield: 4-5 dozen cookies.

Comments

  1. I LOVE press cookies! I tried the link for your new cookie press but it didn’t work for me (might be my phone though

    • Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it and it works now, just scroll to the bottom of the post for a quick widget link. It is the Wilton Comfort Grip one! I love it!

  2. Thanks for the recipe!! I have the pampered chef press, which I have never used, cause I wasn’t sure of a dough recipe to use in it, and now I KNOW this one will be delicious!! Thanks!! (I LOVE ALMOND! I make almond royal icing for my cut-out cookies, cause it adds just a hint of difference!) :o)

  3. That is one of our favorite Christmas cookies as well though we call them Spritz. After reading your post I am tempted to go buy a new press since your old one sounds like the one I use :)

  4. I was JUST going to write a post about the same cookies that I just made! I had never made them before, but I got a cookie press at our family white elephant exchange on Sunday and tried it out. I LOVE it! But I used a different recipe and they taste just like the Danish butter cookies you can buy in the store. I need to give them away because I will eat them all. And they will NOT be good for my waist line. Oh, and by the way, we got your package today. London can’t wait to open the gift from Kaylee! She said it will be the first one she opens on Christmas. Thank you!

  5. Oh, they’re so amazing!!! And your little daughters make it really good :) It’s so sad that we can’t buy this nice dyes in Germany…
    Bon appetite
    Hannah

  6. Two thumbs up! I love you! You simply save my day! The kids will be delighted when these butter cookies is served. Merry Christmas!
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  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This is one of my very favorite Christmas cookies. My mom made them when my brother and I where small. She had an old metal press that worked on a screw mechanism. I have the Pampered Chef press which works ok, it has some issues with releasing the cookies on the pan. I always use the recipe that came with the press. I am definately Pinning your recipe and trying it next year. I love the fact you colored your dough, never thought of that, thanks!

  8. Oh, she is oh so cute, and love the color added to the dough. I’m going to tryout your recipe for these butter cookies, and I made the gingerbread cookies and loved them.

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