Almond Spritz Cookies Recipe
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Almond Spritz Cookies Recipe

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These almond-flavored cookies can be left plain or decorated with colored sugar and frosting. In our house, it just wouldn't be Christmas without them.—Tanya Hart, Muncie, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pink and red colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 87 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugar.
  3. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Spritz Cookies in Quick Cooking December 2000, p10

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MY REVIEW User ID: 6980978 257538
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"This a fantastic recipe for spritz cookies. The almond flavor is light but tasty. I used a Pampered Chef cookie press with no problems at all. Perfect cookies! My husband ate 7 of them before I could put them up. FYI: I'm at 6550' elevation and increased the all purpose flour by 1/4 cup and they were great."

justapple User ID: 6404685 214809
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Of course my cookie press decided to stop working today so I had to come up with a quick solution. I used a scoop, placed ball on cookie sheet after dipping in colored sugar, added a tiny ball on top of each cookie and flattened with a glass. Results were yummy, charming cookie ornaments. Received so many complements at our cookie swap all thanks to a great recipe and a little ingenuity."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 28535
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"I used to make spritz every Christmas, using my Swedish grandma's recipe. This year is the first year she's not here and I had lost her recipe. This one is almost identical to hers and the cookies turned out really good. I had to refrigerate them for a while though, because they got too soft and then I had to warm them up just a bit to get them softened again. Will definitely be making these again next Christmas!"

skiking User ID: 6341956 65189
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"I placed 1/4 of a cherry and green sprinkles to the cookies before baking. This worked fine. An excellent recipe-the batter works well in a cookie press."

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 87624
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Spritz cookies are my favorite!"

radcook User ID: 1444409 73353
Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"I made these at Christmas and they worked well in my cookie spritz."

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