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Holiday Spritz Cookies

 Holiday Spritz Cookies
These crisp buttery cookies make a welcome gift or sweet party treat. Color the dough in Christmasy hues and use a cookie press to make all kinds of fun shapes.
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Holiday sprinkles and colored sugars


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in food coloring if
  • desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Fill cookie press and form into desired shapes on ungreased baking
  • sheets. Decorate with sprinkles and colored sugars.
  • Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
  • Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.