Buttery Spritz Cookies Recipe
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Buttery Spritz Cookies Recipe

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These tender little cookies are very eye-catching on my Christmas cookie tray. The dough is easy to work with, so it's fun to make these into a variety of festive shapes. —Beverly Launius, Sandwich, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:90 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 90 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Colored sugar and sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 43 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough water to reach desired consistency. Dip cookies in glaze; decorate as desired. Let stand until set. Yield: about 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Buttery Spritz Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p107

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AuntBran User ID: 8034011 238629
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Be sure and CHILL your cookie sheets -- it makes all the difference!"

Kodiac12345 User ID: 8566076 234370
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"This recipe was not at ALL easy to work with! Granted it was easy to mix... But after the first three cookies came out of my spritz canister the rest I had to hand roll and hand press! The taste of the dough was not to bad... Will go back to my old recipe!"

Cgnelley User ID: 8166935 217245
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Perfect and delicious!"

Jansfv User ID: 1124443 216728
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"My family loved the choc on them & they went 1st. I have a sour cream & also orange spritz recipes & will use the choc dipped sides as that will make them even tastier."

RitaNial User ID: 8155415 216086
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I love, love, love, this recipe! I used dark chocolate chips to melt and dip them in and it was delicious!"

judeeb User ID: 7274823 215615
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Totally disappointing flavor. Back to my old recipe. They were easy to press out but boring."

CherokeeNative User ID: 1223862 215547
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Tried these today. I've never made spritz cookies before and followed directions exactly. These turned out wonderful and went through the spritzer perfectly. For.Those who are complaining about the dough being too dry to go through the spritzer, I will bet you are using a liquid measuring cup to measure your flour. That does make a difference. Try using the correct measuring utensils and I believe you will find out that this is an excellent recipe. Thanks for this recipe !!"

tbizz625 User ID: 4163188 215483
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"easy to make but the dough also broke my manual cookie press. Cookies are absolutely delicious & melt in your mouth!"

Macchilly35 User ID: 8168125 215244
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"I put the dough in a cookie press and broke it trying to get the dough to press through."

karjon User ID: 8156875 214821
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"I made these today.. followed the recipe exactly turned out great.. dough was very easy to work with.. didnt freeze cookie sheets or press..."

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