Dear Crissy

Holiday Spritz Cookies

These classic holiday spritz cookies are truly the perfect Christmas treat. Light and buttery, each bite delivers a delicious snap. You’ll love the flavor and simplicity of this classic Christmas cookie!

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Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe

I just made a big batch of these wonderful holiday spritz cookies as well as some of my famous Christmas gooey butter cookies for a family party tonight.

When it comes to holiday desserts, I really love sticking with the classics.

I’ll bet you can remember your grandma, or perhaps your aunt, bringing a plate of these pretty little holiday spritz cookies to your Christmas gatherings.

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With some holiday desserts being over-the-top decadent, it’s really nice to have a delicious little treat like these easy holiday spritz cookies.

Just because these cookies aren’t crazy sweet doesn’t mean you won’t be going back for more! In fact, these cookies are often the first to disappear!

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Holiday spritz cookies are also a wonderful choice for gift giving because they are so easy to package and transport.

I love filling a small decorative holiday tin with these gorgeous little gems and gifting them to my friends and family.

Christmas Spritz Cookies

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The Christmas sprinkles and shapes are really the only things that make this recipe unique to the holidays.

This is a wonderful spritz cookie recipe that can be used for many different occasions throughout the year!

Spritz Butter Cookies

These holiday spritz cookies are incredibly light and buttery in flavor.

Be sure you’re using a high-quality butter for the best flavor results!

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Spritz Cookie Press

To make these lovely little Christmas spritz cookies you’ll need a cookie press.

I’ve been using this cookie press a few years now and it has never let me down!

When it comes to Christmas cookies, I have quite a few favorites in addition to these tasty holiday spritz cookies. Don’t miss my raspberry almond thumbprints, my chocolate crinkles, our classic snowball cookies, and my easy holiday cake mix cookies!

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Merry Christmas!?

Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe - These easy Christmas spritz cookies are a wonderfully tasty classic! #Holiday #Christmas #Cookies #Spritz

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Yield: 60 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Delicious and simple holiday spritz cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • colored sugars or sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I placed my cookie sheet in the refrigerator to chill, this helps to keep the dough from spreading.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the flour and the salt and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, the vanilla and the almond extract and mix just until combined.  
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time until well combined.
  5. Fill your cookie press with dough and press 2 inches apart onto the chilled cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the sides just begin to brown. Remove from oven and allow them to sit on the pan for 3 to five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

    15 Comments on “Holiday Spritz Cookies”

  1. I love Jesus too!!
    And these cookies came out so cute and yummy 😋.I was so excited to try a new cookie recipe this year and yours will be added to my Christmas tradition year after year.
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  2. I love this cookie, but cannot get the dough to release from the cookie press.
    Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

  3. I shifted my flour (as I hve with all my cookies this season) and might’ve been a little short, they were melting when pressing on the cookie sheet! I have another recipe that calls for 400 degrees at 6 to 8 mins, which I’m going to do that another batch! I think they will crisp on the edges within that time! I had to cook a little longer with alexas help (as three mins would most defiantly slip away quickly). The diff. from the others is the almond flavor which I love! 

    If your using unsalted butter your OK to keep the salt. If you use salt you can omit a bit less! Just a rule I’ve learned over baking. 

  4. Cookies were a great success. Left out vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract only. More authentic Scandinavian flavor.  

  5. I have a Wilson cookie press always have a problem with dough sticking to the tube not coming out on cookie sheet- any suggestions?

  6. What if u do not have a cookie press?

  7. Hi Crissy, I love spritz cookies. I have my grandmothers cookie press that still works great! One of my grandsons is allergic to dairy so one year I tried making spritz with dairy free butter. Not so good. Any suggestions to make them dairy free that would still have better flavor?

  8. Do I need to change anything for high altitude-6300 ft
    ?

  9. Worth Appreciating. Great work.

  10. Hi,
    I’m not a fan of almond so do I just use the same amount of vanilla? I think my hubby will love these!!!
    Thanks!

  11. Awesome!
    Made these and they are truly melt in you mouth delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. 

  12. Would this recipe work with almond (or other gf ) flour? They look yummy.

    • Hi Sharon, I am not sure since I’ve never tried it. It’s my goal in the coming year to start testing my most popular recipes with GF ingredients as I am asked about this quite often. If you decide to give it a try please let me know. Merry Christmas! :)

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