Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe
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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

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This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! Besides baking and decorating cookies and cakes, I enjoy taking long walks through our New York countryside.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies in Country Extra November 1992, p51

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

Easy cookie to make and everyone loved them. I used 1 teaspoon lemon bakery emulsion (I found at cooking store) instead of lemon peel and they came out with a very nice lemon flavor. These are a keeper, will definitely make again.

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

Nice, light lemon flavor. Halved recipe and used 1 1/2 T of lemon extract instead of peel. I also topped with a lemon glaze. Light and tangy-sweet.

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

I would have liked more lemon flavor. I was actually surprised by the very little lemon flavor since we grated an entire lemon peel into this recipe. However, I did as one suggested and added the rest of the lemon juice in a second batch and that helped, but still would have liked a little more lemon flavor.

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

I used the juice of the whole lemon instaed of just two teaspoons. Other than that, this was PERFECT for my first experience with spritz cookies!

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

I made these cookies for a Bridal Shower and everyone liked them. I would certainly make them again as the lemon gave them a nice taste.

Marian Mewett, Stouffville Ontario

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