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Almond Spritz Cookies Recipe

Almond Spritz Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 258356
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"I made a double batch this past weekend for my holiday cookie trays and for my church group. The cookie dough was easy to work with and the cookies are delicious with their buttery, slightly almond flavor. A keeper!"

[email protected] 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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